Confusing English Words – ignore / neglect

Confusing English Words ignore / neglect

Confusing English Words – ignore / neglect

بسیاری از کلمات وجود دارند که معنی یکسانی دارند، اما در واقع تعاریف و کاربردهای مختلفی دارند. شما می خواهید درست صحبت کنید و از به کار بردن کلمات نادرست خودداری کنید، اما در مورد معنی دقیق و کاربرد هر کلمه کاملا مطمئن نیستید. بعضی از زبان آموزان حتی به دلیل تردیدهایشان از به کار بردن کلمات خودداری می کنند! هدف ما در این سری از پست ها روشن کردن رایج ترین کلمات گیج کننده در انگلیسی است.

ignore / neglect

:If you ignore someone/something, it means you don’t pay attention to it

.The president ignored the criticism and continued with his plan .My best friend has been ignoring me ever since we had a fight – she hasn’t been answering my calls .Ralph drives way too fast; he totally ignores the speed limit

.Ignoring can be good or bad. It is bad to ignore the speed limit while driving; but it is good to ignore noisy and annoying people

:The word neglect means to fail to give attention or care to something that you really SHOULD care for

.If parents purposefully do not give food to their children, they are neglecting the children .If you don’t brush your teeth or take showers, you are neglecting your health/appearance

.Neglecting is usually a bad thing, because you are failing to do something that is a necessary responsibility

:We can also say someone neglected to do something – again, not doing something that you should do

.The accident occurred after he neglected to check the safety controls .She neglected to go to the doctor, and her health problem got even worse

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