Confusing Words: Pose vs Pause

Confusing Words: Pose vs Pause



Various meanings and uses of the word 'Pose': 

(i) Pose means a body posture, for example the body posture purposely for taking a picture. 


  • Let's pose for a family picture.
  • She posed for a picture. 

(ii) To ask a question. 


  • He posed a difficult question. 
  • She always poses difficult questions. 

(iii) To pretend. 


  • She posed as Wema Sepetu. 
  • Amos posed as Ali Kiba. 


(i) Pause/poz/

Pause means stop doing something temporarily before continuing.


  • The speaker paused before continuing.
  • We'll have a pause for breakfast. 

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Emmanuel Kachele

Emmanuel Kachele is a founder and Blogger of KACHELE ONLINE Blog, an educational blog where 'O' Level English - 'OLE', 'A' Level English (ALE) and other related teaching and life skills are shared extensively. This is an online center for all Tanzanian Secondary School English Language students and teachers (Forms I-VI) and all interested English Language learners and teachers worldwide.

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