You are here

Word wrangling

Word Wangling is a collection of fun word games to help you look for patterns, shapes and relationships between letters and words.

Flash was unable to load.
Check you have Flash enabled in your browser. Flash will not work on phones or tablets.

Comments

Hello. In the following sentence, can I use "wrongly" instead of "wrong"? I can't differentiate between them.
- He answered the questions wrong. He got low marks.
Thank you.

Hello again. I, Egyptian, am not a native speaker of English so I am confused about the correct use and meaning of some words like "incredible" in the following sentence. I think it is not suitable, right?
- It seems "incredible" that no one could solve this simple problem.
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam

That sounds OK to me. Another way to say the same thing is 'It's difficult to believe that no one could solve this problem'. If you look at the third example language in this dictionary entry for 'incredible', you'll see a very similar sentence.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. Could you please help me?
Is the following sentence correct using the word "code"?
- "Code" is a system of words, numbers or signs that allows you to send a secret message.
Some teachers say that we must use "Password" instead of "code", what do you say?
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam,

A code is a way of masking a message so that it cannot be understood by anyone who does not know the code. The message may be seen, but the meaning is not known.

A password is a way of stopping access to any form of data. It is used with a username or login.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello. Could you please help me?
Are the two following sentences correct?
- Tom is about to do work experience with a clothing factory during the summer vacation.
- Tom is about to do work training with a clothing factory during the summer vacation.
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam

I would recommend using 'get some work experience' in the first one, but otherwise those sentences are fine.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Hello again. Concerning the noun and the gerund, can we use "sleep" and "sleeping" in the following sentence? Why?
- During my sleeping, I heard some loud noise.
Or
- During my sleep, I heard some loud noise.
Really, I appreciate your help.
Thank you.

Hello. Which one is correct?
Thank you.

Hello Ahmed Imam

The second one is better than the first because we tend to use the noun 'sleep' instead of 'sleeping', though of course the latter is also a noun.

I'd say 'While I was sleeping' is even more common than either of the clauses in your comment.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Pages