IELTS HOPECO Grammar: Faux Amis – False Friends 2

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Faux amis or 'false friends' are words that appear to be the same in French and in English, but have a different meaning.

  Incorrect Correct  

 Formidable  Great/terrifi  You did a terrific job!
 Fortuné  Fortunate   Wealthy, well-of  

The money was donated by a wealthy man.


 Furniture  Supplies  Julie is responsible for office supplies.

 Gentle  Nice / kind  She's a nice person. Her remarks are always kind.

 Grief (faire)
 Grieve  Reproach  Amy reproached Tom for breaking his promise.

 Habit  Clothes/ dres  The old man was wearing his Sunday clothes.

 Ignore  Not pay attention
 take no notice
 know nothing
 It's best not to pay attention to his behaviour.
 Take no notice of him!
 I know nothing about the incident.

 Important  Big / large  There was a big crowd waiting to see the Quee

 Inconvenient   Improper  Improper behaviour will not be tolerated.

 Injure  Insul  Please don't take that as an insult.

 Large  Wide  The Champs Elysées is a very wide avenue.

 Lecture  Reading  Anne likes reading.

 Library  Bookshop  A bookshop is where you buy books.

 Location  Rental / lease
 to rent / to le
 They signed a 2-year rental/lease.
 The house was let for two years.
 Monnai  Money
 Currency/ change
 I need change for the parking meter.
 What currency is used in Norway?




 Noise is a form of pollution that can be harmful.

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