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Some men are correcting the road.
Some men are repairing the road.

To correct is to make something right: to correct mistakes, a composition, a translation, one's pronunciation, etc. To repair or to mend is to put in good condition after being damaged: to repair or mend a road, clothes, shoes, etc.

To repair a watch is to put it in good condition again, but to correct a watch is to set it to the right time.

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Kevin is studying at Gordon College.
Kevin is learning at Gordon College.

The expression I learn at (Gordon College, etc.) is incorrect. Say I study at (Gordon College, etc.) or I am a student at (Gordon College, etc.).

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No-one has been hanged in Britain since 1964.
No-one has been hung in Britain since 1964.
We hung the picture on the wail.
We hanged the picture on the wall.

When the reference is to killing a person or animal by hanging, we use the form hanged. In other cases, the form is hung. The principal parts of the two verbs are: hang, hanged, hanged; hang, hung, hung.

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My English book is with my brother.
My brother has my English book.

Avoid using be with in the sense of have. Be with means to be together or in company of: He is with his parents

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The astronauts are taking plants to the moon.
The astronauts are bringing plants to the moon.

Using bring or take depends on where the speaker or doer is. We use bring for things coming to where we are and take for things going somewhere else: Take these cakes to your grandmother and bring (back) some flowers from her garden.

To fetch means to go somewhere else and come back with something: Please fetch me a glass of water (= go and come back with a glass of water)

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