Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

When you learn English you might encounter some false friends.

These false friends make you think that the word means the same thing in English as it does in your language but these words can get you in trouble.

Today we’ll show you one false friend that has to do with taking a break and we’ll show you how to avoid making a mistake with it for better conversations.


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What is the danger of this false friend?

In some languages the word “resume” means to summarize.

In English it means to begin again.

When we use it as a noun it is the report that includes your work history that you use when you apply for a new job.


To resume:

Again, the word means to begin again and it’s somewhat formal.

We might hear it when we watch the news on TV.

“John Kerry resumed talks with leaders of a country.”


Less formal ways to say “resume”

  • To start again
  • To pick something up again
  • To get back to it


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