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Coarse and course.

Learn English – coarse and course.

The words coarse and course sound identical, but their meanings are very different.

Coarse
The adjective coarse means rough, crude, of low quality, or not fine in texture.

The sand on the beach was very coarse.
She was known for her coarse manners.
Perch is a coarse fish to eat, unlike trout or salmon.

Course
The word course has many meanings. It can be an adjective, a noun, or a verb.

Meals are made up of courses not coarses: A three-course meal.

I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes.

I am attending an English course at university. It is an excellent course and I like the teacher and my classmates.

The river changed course after the recent heavy rain.

A course of action is required to solve the problem.

There is a golf course near my home and sometimes a stray golf ball lands in my garden.

Write a few sentences using coarse and course, for example:

I don’t allow coarse language in this group, we are here to learn English, of course.

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