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3.2 Confusing Words

teach, learn; let, leave; sit, set; can, may

Definition: to instruct teach
Definition: to be instructed learn
Definition: to allow let
Definition: to go away leave
Definition: to rest or stay in one place sit
Definition: to put set
Definition: to have the ability to can
Definition: to have permission may
Lee will (teach, learn) you how to knit. teach
I (teach, learn) how to knit last year. learned
(Let, Leave) me go with you to town. Let
We should (let, leave) before dawn. leave
(Sit, Set)on the bench. Sit
(Sit, Set) your yarn and needles on the table. Set
I (can, may) knit sweaters. can
Yes, you (can, may) watch me knit. may
My grandmother (teaches, learns) people how to quilt. teaches
Pat (teaches, learns) by reading books. learns
The librarian (lets, leaves) us talk quietly. lets
When we talk too loudly, she asks us to (let, leave). leave
We usually (sit, set) in the chairs near the window. sit
Sometimes we help her (sit, set) books on display stands. set
Who (can, may) reach the jar on the top shelf for me? can
You (can, may) borrow my binoculars if you promise to keep them dry. may
Created by: ashleymohn