Hello, folks! Wow, has the weather changed... I never really bought proper winter clothes last year as I thought I would be back in sunny S.A. by now but I love the Russian people so much that I decided to stay another year (at least). So, this weekend I had to go shopping for a better winter jacket and it is a bit of a challenge to find something in a colour other than blue but, after a long day, I found the perfect one!
Let’s get back to the topic. I had a very interesting conversation this past week when someone asked me about scales (the kind you use in the kitchen when you bake, or in the bathroom to see how much fatter you are after the New Year holidays, oi).
Firstly, we use scale in singular form (one scale) and scales as the plural form.
I get on the scale to weigh myself — the action of getting on the scale to get a numerical value.
When I read the number off the scale (55 kg, for example), this is my weight.
I weighed myself yesterday — the past tense of the action.
My weight is still the same (no past tense to it!). I can use weighted in the following manner, but please note that it is not the past tense of weight!
The system is weighted in favour of a particular person or group. This means that the result of an action will be more favourable for a specific group, for example: the election was weighted in favour of the ruling political party.
A concept can also weigh heavily on your mind, meaning that you constantly think about it.
There are many other expressions and ways to use «weight», have fun looking for some this week! Happy talking, till next time...