To learn something is to gain knowledge or skills in a particular area. We learn new things every day, whether we are trying to learn or not. Learning is a natural activity that requires our senses of sight, sound, taste, touch, and smell.

simplepastpast participle

Here are some examples of how this very common word might be used:

  • What do you want to learn?
  • It’s important to learn new things every day.
  • I’ve learned that good preparation and practice is important for many of the things that I do.
  • Learning isn’t difficult if you are properly motivated. (The word "learning" is a gerund in this sentence.)
  • You should never stop learning new things.
  • At what age did you learn how to ride a bike?
  • My friend, Walter, learned how to speak Spanish.
  • The students that I teach every day learn English in a classroom and online.
  • It’s much better to use a desktop computer for learning than a mobile device because you are seated at a desk and can write.
  • Do want to learn how to play a musical instrument?
  • Do you want to learn how to dance?
  • Do you want to learn how to paint? (Notice that "learn" is often followed by "how to.")

student learning

You can learn how to do just about anything

if you just put your mind to it.

The word "learner" is a noun that we use for a person who learns:

  • Learners of English have to practice their writing and speaking skills every day.
  • Are you a good learner?
  • Anyone can be a good learner of just about anything, but it requires dedication.
  • We are all learners at some point in life.

learning online

Learning online requires concentration.

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April 12, 2019