March 23, 2016
The word "fly" describes movement through the air. There are many things that fly.
- A bird flies through the air.
- Many insects are able to fly.
- Airplanes fly from one place to another.
- Do you like to fly?
- Have you ever flown on an airplane?
- Have you ever flown a kite? To fly a kite is to make it fly in the air.
- A balloon filled with helium can fly high up into the air.
- A helicopter just flew over my house towards the hospital.
Jets fly very fast.
There are other situations that use the word "fly."
- Time flies.
- Years fly by very quickly.
- When the window was opened, a gust of wind caused the paper on my desk to fly all over the place.
- A car seems to fly when it moves quickly.
- A police car just flew by in pursuit of someone.
- Don’t let an opportunity fly by.
- I’ve got to fly. ( I have to leave now.)
The word "flight" is a noun:
- A bird takes flight when it needs to leave an area.
- Human beings could only dream of flight before it became a reality.
- Aerodynamics is the study of flight.
- A flight from the United States to Europe takes about six to seven hours, depending on where you depart and arrive.
When the word "fly" is used as a noun, it refers to an insect or a zipper.
This is a fly.
- Flies show up whenever there’s food.
- Some flies carry diseases.
- There’s a fly in the room. It’s making a buzzing sound.
- Check your fly to make sure it’s up. (Check the zipper on your pants.)
- I think your fly is open. (The zipper on your pants is open.)
- Zip up your fly.
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