Today we have a great question from a student who asked about the difference between the words lifetime, lifelong, and lifespan.
These words all seem to refer to the time period of someone’s life, but we use them in different ways in English.
You might have a lot of questions like this one, about the difference between English words that seem very similar or even identical – and you’ll find a lot of answers inside my e-book, 600+ Confusing English Words Explained.
The lessons have easy-to-understand explanations and examples, so that the confusing words become clear to you!
👉 Learn more inside the 600+ Confusing Words Explained E-Book: https://www.espressoenglish.net/600-confusing-english-words-explained/
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How to say & use WONDER and WANDER
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Congratulations ON, FOR, TO...?
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20 vocabulary words for LIGHTS
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10 expressions with the word BUSINESS
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English words with DISAPPEARING syllables!
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Day 5 - Phrasal Verbs CHALLENGE!
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