English Mentors Tip of the Week – When the Word ‘House’ is used



When the word ‘house’ is used as a verb, it is pronounced ‘howz’.

“The workers were housed (howzed) in tents.”
“They converted the old cinema so that they could house (howz) twelve employees.”

When we say they were ‘housed’, it means they were made to live in tents.

You can house (howz) people in a house.

A ‘house’ is just the building.

“They managed to build this house and all the other surrounding buildings.”
“After you pass the house on the right, you need to turn left.”

A place that’s lived in is called ‘home’.

“The guests treat it like their home.”
“We will be at home tonight if you want to visit.”



All of Jen’s students say she is the best Thai teacher they have had because she is patient with them and teaches at their pace with no pressure to learn quickly.

Jen teaches at her home in Chiang Rai and can be reached on +814 726 644



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