Adapt vs Adopt - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video covers the difference between 'adapt' and 'adopt'. Due to their similar spelling, their usage is often confused. 'Adapt' describes the action of taking something and changing it for a special purpose, for example: A screenwriter successfully adapts the book to make it work as a movie. The word 'adopt', on the other hand, refers to the action of taking something and using it or making it your own, such as here: Because they couldn't have children of their own, they decided to adopt a child.


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This unit was very intriguing. There are a great deal of grammar rules that I didn't even think about as a native English speaker that could be problematic for those speaking English as a second language. This is especially true for directed to reported speech. One cannot simply translate directed speech to reported speech. I never heard of those rules throughout my schooling.I think overall it was very informative, although quite basic and to be honest a lot of the answers are common sense, I am a bit surprised . I would have thought it would have had a lot more in depth explanation and subsequent testing . I am really hoping the other lessons and tests teach much more and therefore give us more knowledge for taking on the task of teaching English.

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