American English Can Be Difficult
It is such a gift to be able to speak and comprehend multiple languages. I found this example many years ago of how difficult it is to learn American English. I'm not sure who the original author was. As a native New Yorker, I take so much for granted. I need to remind myself that not every person has an easy path. If you work with someone who speaks English as a second language, offer to help them if they are interested.
We polish the Polish furniture.
He could lead if he would get the lead out.
A farm can produce produce.
The dump was full, it had to refuse the refuse.
The soldier decided to desert the dessert.
The present is a good time to present the present.
At the Army base, a bass was painted in the head of a bass drum.
The dove dove into the bushes.
I did not object to the object.
The insurance for the invalid was invalid.
The bandage was wound around the wound.
There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
They were too close to the door to close it.
The buck does funny things when the does are present.
They sent a sewer down to stitch the tears in the sewer line.
I shed a tear when I saw the tear in my clothes.
I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
I spent last evening evening out a pile of dirt.