Misused Words

Learn and Teach

Learn, a verb, is to get knowledge for yourself.

The boy had to learn how to ride a bicycle.

Teach is to provide knowledge to someone else.

The teacher taught the students how to write an essay.

Note: You learn something yourself, but you teach someone else.

Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) The student had great difficulty (learning, teaching) calculus.

(2) The teacher had great difficulty (learning, teaching) calculus.

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