Gems of Wisdom: William Shakespeare (Macbeth)

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Jack Scholes

What’s done cannot be undone.

William Shakespeare (Macbeth)

To undo
To cancel or remove the good or bad effect of an action.

Un-
MacbethThe prefix un- is often used with verbs to describe the opposite of a process or the reverse action.

  • To lock – to unlock
  • To pack – to unpack
  • To roll – to unroll
  • To plug – to unplug
  • To dress – to undress
  • To screw – to unscrew
  • To tie – to untie

The prefix un- is also often used with adjectives, adverbs and nouns to mean ‘not’ or ‘the opposite of.’

  • Able – unable
  • Certain – uncertain
  • Funny – unfunny
  • Expected – unexpected
  • Intelligent – unintelligent
  • Consciously – unconsciously
  • Willingly – unwillingly
  • American – un-American (not typical of the US or against American values or interests)

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Referência: “Gems of Wisdom – Inspirational Messages to Enhance the Quality of Your Life and Improve Your English” de Jack Scholes – Disal Editora, 2007. Leia a resenha.

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antoniooooo
antoniooooo
10 anos atrás

por um momento achei que era gema de ovo 😛