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English—Latin cognates

English—Latin cognates ending in -e


Many English verbs which end in -e have a Latin origin. They will be familiar if you speak a Latin language. Beware of false friends!

For example the English word adore.
I simply adore chocolate.

  • Spanish - adorar
  • Italian - adorare
  • French - adorer
  • Valencian - adorar

Many words follow this pattern:

I admire your courage.

The scientists will analyse the samples.

I don’t have any proof, but I assume you did it.

Complete these sentences!

  1. I use coffee grounds to clean my hands after fixing my bicycle.
  2. Close your eyes and imagine you are lying on a beach.
  3. He couldn’t organize a piss-up in a brewery.
  4. combine the flour with the eggs and milk.
  5. Are you going to invite your parents to dinner?
  6. Holmes needed more time to examine the clues.
  7. Cake or chocolate? I just can’t decide.
  8. To fail to prepare is to prepare to fail.
  9. Practice will determine your results.
  10. If you increase the prices, customers will vote with their feet.
  11. ‘You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.’
  12. What is the best way to cure a cold?
  13. Will automation cause unemployment?
  14. He’s such a pain. Just ignore him.
  15. practice makes perfect.
  16. Cats love to explore new places.
  17. Can you describe the man you saw?

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