21 Reasons English Sucks



Learning any language can be tough but it seems that the English language has plenty of detractors. This list illustrates different instances of homonyms that can come into conflict.

My favorite is number seven:  “Since there was no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.”

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What are some of your favorite homonyms?

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The list was dreadfully cliché, but the comments are an excellent example of how people will argue over every miniscule point.

Some people had it right. These examples aren't a reason why English sucks, but why English is a rich and complex language.
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In the example given, "present the present," the two words are not homonyms, as they are not pronounced the same; they're heteronyms.
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Most of the entries are easily understood as verb-noun pronunciations; where the verb and noun are normally pronounced differently from each other, carry different meanings, and appear in different places, all of which reduces the confusion of attempting such sentences as number 15, "A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line." :as both instances of 'sewer' are nouns, they could be pronounced in two different ways and still be valid.
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