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Tuesday, August 19, 2014


We had an interesting mistake in tonight's class. Someone said:
I presented a Hawaiian shirt to my brother.
The problem is that the noun and verb forms of "present" have different meanings and usages.

We give a present:
I gave a Hawaiian shirt to my brother.
 I gave a present to my brother. It was a Hawaiian shirt.
The verb present is typically used for something you have made:
I presented my research to my boss.
Please use English well!