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A simple word can drastically change the meaning of another word

Yes, adding just one word can change everything!

Un tout petit mot peut tout changer…

Voici un exemple :

– Give in: to give in to something/somebody, hand in -> céder à qqlch/qqn ou rendre qqlch

Eg. He argued for a while but then gave in. / Have you given in your homework?

– Give over: stop doing something-> donner/ arrêter qqlch

Eg. Give over pretending you’re still a teenager.

– Give back: return -> rendre, restituer

Eg. Make sure you give back the keys!

– Give way: yield, break or collapse -> céder, s’écrouler

Eg. Give way to traffic coming from the right. / The chair gave way to his weight.

– Give up: stop trying, resign -> renoncer à qqlch, laisser tomber, quitter

Eg. Don’t give up hope!

– Give away: hand over, reveal (information) -> donner/distribuer/révéler Eg. Let’s give away some prizes!

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