When I tell you “The soldier deserted his dessert in the desert”, do you know what I’m talking about?
Well, I know the words DESERT and DESSERT can be confusing; they are quite tricky for some learners, especially in the pronunciation. Let’s take a closer look at the sentence once again.
“The soldier deserted his dessert in the desert.”
The first word deserted is the simple past form of the verb desert meaning to abandon; abandoned. The second word dessert is a noun, meaning a sweet dish that is generally eaten at the end of a meal, and the last word desert is also a noun, meaning an arid geographical region.
So, DESSERT or DESERT? which one is a cake and which one is Sahara? Let me show you the easiest way to know which one is which:
Strawberry Shortcake = deSSert (two S’s)
Sahara = deSert (one S)
Watch this video to know their differences in pronunciation: Dessert or Desert by Sozo