taught vs taut : Common Errors in English

About taught vs taut

Students are taught, ropes are pulled taut.

taught Meaning(s)

  • (n) an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
  • (v) impart skills or knowledge to
  • (v) accustom gradually to some action or attitude

taut Meaning(s)

  • (s) subjected to great tension; stretched tight
  • (s) pulled or drawn tight

taught in News

  1. Finches sing like birds -- and their dad taught them how

    By Jennifer ViegasDiscovery NewsIt goes a little something like this: A young male zebra finch, whose father taught him a song, shared that song with a brother, with the two youngsters then creating new tunes based on dad’s signature sound.The musical bird family, described in the latest Biology Letters, strengthens evidence that imitation between siblings and similar-aged youngsters facilitates ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Increase Alignment And Decrease Fear

    The last 100 or so years have taught us a lot about how we lead people and help organizations succeed. We need to unlearn a lot of it.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Forbes

  3. What were the most important things your dad taught you?

    “He taught me to work hard and to always finish a project.” “He taught me about hard work, respect and love.”
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Bureau County Republican

taut in News

  1. 'Redneck TV' Trounces Kim

    LOS ANGELES – The stars of the Kardashian and “Real Housewives” reality shows should be shaking in their stilettos, because Americans apparently prefer beer bellies over taut tummies, and pickup trucks over Porches.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: Fox News

  2. On Movies: Co-writer and star Brit Marling lived "The East" before writing about it

    Brit Marling plays a spy in her taut new thriller The East - a woman working for an elite private intelligence agency who goes deep undercover, infiltrating a group of radical freegans that has been targeting giant energy companies and Big Pharma.
    on June 10, 2013 Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

  3. A taut, eerie espionage drama

    The actress and writer Brit Marling, virtually unknown only a few years ago, has now starred in three modest but memorable indies: Another Earth, an eerie sci-fi tale; Sound of My Voice, an eerie suspenser about a cult and its enigmatic leader; and now The East, a taut espionage drama that pits global corporations against a radical band of ecoterrorists.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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