Born vs Borne - English Grammar - Teaching Tips

 

This video focuses on the difference between "born" and "borne". Because of their similar spelling, the two words are often confused in the English language. The word "born" is an adjective and means "having started life". Let's take a look at an example sentence. "I was born in Germany but my sister was born in France". The word ?borne?, on the other hand, is the past participle of " to bear", meaning "carried", "transported" or "take responsibility for". A good example for the word is: "All costs shall be borne by the buyer". This should clear up any confusion.


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I liked that there was a reminder at the beginning of the unit that we are learning only basic grammar in this course and that we will probably need to do more studying in order to be an effective teacher. I think most schools will have an idea of what they want us to teach, which gives direction into what I would need to study more, but I can't expect that I will be fully ready to teach after taking this course. I also like the charts and I like that we keep reviewing different tenses because I often forget which tense is named what.