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Peculiarities in the English Language Many native speakers do not realize the complexity of the language they speak until they really begin to study it more in-depth. This is most definitely true of the English language. English, like any other language, or perhaps even worse, is full of odd and interesting peculiarities. One of the ways that English can be quite confusing to a new student is that it is full of words that are spelled the same but said differently. It also has words that are spelled differently but said the same. For example ?read? and ?read? are spelled the same, but said differently. Then ?read? and ?red? are said the same, but spelled differently. In addition, all three of these spellings and sayings mean different things. Susie can sow and a sow can too. Jacky wound a bandage around his wound. Jimmie deserted his dessert in the desert. Sally plays the bass and Tommy caught a bass. These are just a few examples, but the list goes on and on. This can most definitely be frustrating to English students. These tricky words can cause problems even for native english speakers and cause them trouble with the pronunciation and meaning of these words. Another oddity of the English language is that some words change between the singular and the plural. While there are always rules to help English students to understand this, there are many irregularities. For example, while most words that end in ?x? add ?es? to make them plural, such as box becomes boxes, ox does not become oxes, but oxen. Also, pan and man both end the same, but pan becomes pans and man becomes men, instead of pen or mans. Then there are also words that are irregular, not in the sense that they break a common rule such as with box and ox, but the very spelling of the word changes when they become plural. For example, goose becomes geese, mouse becomes mice, and foot becomes feet. However, moose does not become meese, nor house becomes hice, nor boot becomes beet. There are also words that do not change at all whether they are singular or plural, such as moose, deer, and fish. Besides the many strange ways of spelling and changing words from singular to plural, there are other words that don?t make apparent sense. For example, boxing rings are square, not round. Sweetmeats are a candy, not a meat, but a sweetbread is a meat, not a bread. Pineapples do not come from pine trees and are very different fruit than apples. Guinea pigs are neither from Guinea, nor are they part of the pig family. Then there are vegetarians who eat vegetables, but humanitarians do not eat humans, but cannibals do. These are just a few of the interesting, but slightly confusing words used in the English language. The English language is full of oddities like these which can make learning very difficult for students. However, these are also what make English such a special language and can be very fun to learn. If seen as a fun challenge, these peculiarities can make English a very enjoyable and rewarding language to learn.