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Vocabulary Lesson: fake v. false

fake (adj) = a copy of something that appears to be like something else (usually something expensive)

“I don’t understand why people buy fake designer handbags.”

“We spray fake snow in the window for Christmas.”

false (adj) = artifical/not real

“My grandfather has false teeth.”

“This city is dangerous so you should not have a false sense of security.”

false (adj) = not true

“The man who damaged my car gave me a false name and phone number. I cannot go through insurance now.”

“The witness gave a false testimony at the murder trial.”

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