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Confusing Words > news or message
Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.

NEWS - information about recent events or happenings, especially as reported by newspapers, periodicals, radio or television.


We usually watch the late night news.

Have you heard the news about Ann and Ross? They're getting married.

I've got some good news for you. Frank will be fine.

No news is good news.

Bad news travels fast.


News is a singular uncountable noun which ends in -s: There's not much news today. -> It takes a singular verb.

You need to say: We've got good news for you.

If you want to suggest that it is a singular item, then you would say: I have a piece of good news for you. or There are two interesting pieces of news.

MESSAGE - a short piece of information that you give to a person when you cannot speak to them directly.


Can I take a message?

Would you like to leave a message?

Are there any messages for me?

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