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Interpreting - Translation

Confusing Words

Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.
20.May 2018:

finished and ready

READY = prepared for what is going to happen next


Are you ready to order, Sir?

Are you ready? Hurry up – it is getting late.


FINISHED = completed something or came to the end of an activity


When do you expect to be finished?

Teacher to student during test: “Have you finished?”