Adapt vs Adopt - English Grammar - Teaching Tips
Due to the similar spelling and pronunciation, these two words are often confused. Let?s break it down. 'Adapt' is used as a verb and refers to the action of taking something and changing it for a special purpose. For example: A screenwriter successfully adapts the book to make it work as a movie. "Adopt" is also used as a verb but has a different meaning. It refers to the action of taking something and using it or making it your own. Because they couldn't have children of their own, they decided to adopt a child. So remember, 'adapt' means to change something for a special purpose and 'adopt' means to make something your own. That?s it for today. See you next time!
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