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Kathy always puts on black shoes.
Kathy always wears black shoes.
I wear my clothes in the morning.
I put on my clothes in the morning.

Wear means to have upon the body as a garment or as an ornament. To put on denotes a simple act.

To dress has nearly the same meaning as to put on, but the object of dress is a person and not a thing: He dressed himself and went out, The mother dressed her baby

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The man was found in his office.
The man was in his office.

In English, the verb be found generally means be discovered: Diamonds are found in Africa and in India. Therefore, He was found in his office would suggest that the man had hidden himself in his office and was later discovered.

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She earns her living by hard work.
She wins her living by hard work.

To earn means to receive in return for work, to win is to obtain as a result of fighting, competition, gambling, etc.

The verb to gain may be used with either meaning: to gain one's living or to gain a victory, a prize, etc.

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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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Dan went to school to learn English.
Dan went to school to know English.

Use know when learning is finished: She knows how to swim. Similarly, avoid using know to mean find out or realise.

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