BASIC BY EXAMPLES
BY
C. K. OGDEN


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An island is a bit oflandwith water all round it.
My family will belandingat Southampton tomorrow.
Boxes of wine werelandedfrom a small boat by night.
The condition of workers on theland (S)is now much better.
There was a footstep on the landing (E) outside my bedroom.
There is great need for a language for international use.
Nobody goes to bed early on the last night of the year.
He was the last of his family.
Please do the bathroom last, Mary, and my room first.
It was raining the last (E) time I was here.
It was late in the day when they got here
There are no trains late at night.
We will go to France in the late (E) spring or early summer.
Please do not be late (E) for the meeting again.
He came late and went early.
Our late (E) chief is now in Africa.
His book is about the late Mahatma Gandhi.
The baby gave a happy laugh when his mother came near.
The men were all laughing loudly at Smith’s story.
There is a law against trading on Sunday.
Einstein has made the laws (E) of motion more complex.
A knowledge of English law (E) is not much help in Scotland.
Pipes made of lead are readily bent.
Put a lead weight on the end of the line.
I will put a new lead (E) in my silver pencil.
There was only one leaf on the tree.
One of the leaves (E) of the book is loose.
l‘he process of learning is slow and hard.
This book is for learners oi Basic English.
Are you learning Latin at school?
The teacher had much learning (E) but little common sense.
Pigskin is a good leather for bags.



The young workman had a leather coat on.
He does everything with his left hand.
In England they keep to the left on the roads .
After turning left, go straight on.
A government of the Left (E) would make great changes.
The horse had one leg in the water.
This table has one lee (E) shorter than the others.
Mother will not let me go for a swim.
Do not let the dog in.
I am ready now, so let us make a start.
We have let (E) two rooms in the house.
Some words have only one letter in them.
The library books are lettered and numbered.
I am writing a letter (E) to my father.
Cowper was a man of letters (E) in Georgian times.
The river goes down to this level in the summer.
Your writing is not at the right level for this paper.
The garden has been leveled and grass planted.
There is not one level floor in the building.
He was going into the library to get a book.
I made him an offer for his library (E) of old books.
I had to give the boy a ‘ lift onto the porter’s back.
The father is lilting the baby out of the carriage.
The clouds are lifting and the rain seems to be over
It is necessary to have a lift (E) in this tall building.
The sun sends out light in every direction.
In some towns gas is used for lighting the streets.
The room is not light, though it has two windows.
May I have a new bulb for the light (E) in my room?
Will you give me a light (E) for my cigarette P
I made four attempts at lighting the fire.
I have been given a lighter for my birthday.
A dress of such a light (E) colour will get dirty quickly.
His eyes are very light blue.



These facts have given new light (E) on the question.
A horse is not like a cow.
There is a limit to the amount he will give.
When we are past the town limits we will go more quickly.
All this new work is limiting my time for amusement.
You are taking a very limited (E) view of the question.
The teacher put a line through the wrong words.
He has deep lines of care on his face.
There was a long line (E) of automobiles outside.
The word is on the first line of the page.
Hundreds are lining the streets to see the Queen.
There is a man on the line (E) in front of the train.
The clothing is on the line (E) in the garden.
I have got some linen for a summer dress.
There is a linen cover on the bed.
Most of the linen (S) is still wet.
We all have a short upper lip in our family.
The lip (E) of the bottle was broken off.
He was putting some dark liquid into a bottle.
The chemical is in a liquid form.
Will you give me a list of the names, please P
My mother is listing the things needed for the house.
Your name has been listed under the wrong heading.
The prisoner has had very little food today.
Please put a little sugar in my tea.
It will be less trouble to. go by air-
I see little better with my glasses on !
The weather is a little warmer today.
She is a much less able woman than her sister.
That is the least important reason for going.
He puts little of his money in the bank.
She has less to do when the family is away
I gave the little (E) boy a penny.
The fowls are producing less (E) eggs now.



Your account is £5 less (E) for payment before May 1.
The boy was cutting up a living worm.
I take no interest in living now that she is dead.
Is your family still living (E) in London ?
It is hard to get a living (E) by painting.
It will be wise to put a lock on the door.
I had a good reason for locking the safe.
What is in the locked cupboard ?
It seemed a very long distance to the town.
A bit of wood an inch long (E) was taken out of his thumb.
Have you been waiting long (E) for us ?
May I have a look at the picture now?
No one is looking at the stage.
He certainly has the look (E) of a. seaman.
You are not looking well this morning.
Why did you give me an angry look (E) when I said “ Good morning ”?
Jane is not noted for her looks (E) but she is very kind_
The woman had on a loose coat over her dress.
The cord had been put loosely round the dog’s neck.
Our boat got loose (E) in the bad weather last night.
She has her hair done in loose (E) waves.
The sails are hanging loosely because there is no wind.
We were disgusted by his loose (E) behaviour.
The teacher said it was a loose (E) way of using the word.
Your statement is only loosely true.
He was crushed by the loss of his position.
The old servant was a great loss (E) to the family.
She is troubled about the loss (E) of his letter.
He was talking in a loud voice.
Mr. Walker has a taste for loud (E) clothing.
She was touched by his love for her.
Paul is a very loving son to his mother.
Pericles was much loved by his countrymen.
That he is her lover (S) is a secret from no one.



His first love (E) was a dancer.
Your mother-in-law has a great love (E) of talking.
I have never been a lover of fiction.
These mountains seem low in comparison with the Alps.
When the clouds are low (E) there may be rain.
The airplane came down so low that we saw the man in it.
Some men of low (E) birth become great.
It was a low (E) trick to take the girl's money.
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We have a machine for cutting the grass.
The coats are cut out here and machined in our other building.
I will make a box.
The goods came straight from the maker (S) to the store.
Nothing seems to make (E) her happy.
The teacher made (E) the boy do the Work again.
It is hard to make (E) much money by writing.
Two and two make (E) four.
The colours of male birds are frequently beautiful.
They let no male inside their doors.
Generally a man is taller than a woman.
The sailors were quickly manning the boats as the ship went down
The days of man (E) are short on the earth.
All this trouble has made a man (E) of young George.
My father is the manager of a coal mine.
Caesar was looking at a map of Asia.
The men were mapping out their journey.
She had a dirty mark on her face.
Your dirty fingers are marking your book.
I will put a mark (S) against the name.
Elizabeth is marking the new linen with her name.
My son got high marks (E in the history test.
After the crime he became a marked (E) man.
There has been a marked (E) change in the girl’s behaviour.
The pigs were sent to the market yesterday.
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