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Default How to explain "get on" and "ride"?

All of my students are Japanese, and I have a hard time explaining to them the difference between verbs such as "get on" and "ride". Some other ones are "fall asleep" and "sleep" as well as "put on" and "wear". I know the former ones are more actions, while the later ones are more states, but that explanation isn't so clear. Does anyone have any advice?
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Default Re: How to explain "get on" and "ride"?

I usually explain to them by miming the actions and I have a little diagram

_________|___________|---->
______put on____|
______________wear

I explain that put on is a one time action and afterwards they are wearing the item.

Same can be done for 'get in' and 'ride.' I get in at A and then ride to B where I get out.

I hope that helps
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Default Re: How to explain "get on" and "ride"?

My easy way to explain is

put on = start to wear
get on = start to ride
fall asleep = start to sleep

Another one is 'get up' and 'wake up' - some languages do not distinguish between these.
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put on = start to wear
get on = start to ride
fall asleep = start to sleep
I like that. I'm going to 'borrow' it.
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Default Re: How to explain "get on" and "ride"?

You're welcome.

It's just one of those little devices that helps you out when the students have tricky questions
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Default Re: How to explain "get on" and "ride"?

great explanation, emile!
and i love the diagram, mesmark. how long did that take to make?
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great explanation, emile!
and i love the diagram, mesmark. how long did that take to make?
highlight the text and you'll see what I did. I first just made the little diagram and after changed the colors.

To get rid of the underbars and make the text appear to float, just make the underbars white
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