Common Mistakes : Current

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Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes : Current

adjective

.BAD: The current world encourages creativity
.GOOD: The modern world encourages creativity

.BAD: We need to know current English, not the language of Shakespeare
.GOOD: We need to know modern English, not the language of Shakespeare

: current = happening or existing now, but not likely to last for a long time
?How long has she been going out with her current boyfriend
The current boom in long-haul travel has led to fierce competition among the major airlines

modern = used or existing in the period of history that we live in now, and not in an earlier period
?What do you think of modern architecture
Even by modern standards, the pyramids are a remarkable piece of engineering

 

Common Mistakes : Current
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