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30 mars 2010 2 30 /03 /mars /2010 11:36
French people use the word "puzzle" as
an equivalent to 'jigsaw puzzle' :o)


Indeed, the French use the anglicism 'puzzle'
to name what you see below : most of you know only this meaning...
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/Puzzle-piece.jpg                                                                                                                         (1)
... thus, you started asking yourselves questions about the meaning of the word in yesterday's exercise. As a matter of fact, "puzzle" can have different meanings, and it can also be part of several grammar categories.

VERBS
It can also be a verb, as in : The behaviour of the witness puzzled Detective Moore, who hadn't expected him to tell the truth...
CLICK on the BOOK
to get the English VERB DEFINITIONhttp://www.openclipart.org/image/250px/svg_to_png/jean_victor_balin_book.png
You "puzzle over" when you try to understand something... but "puzzling over something" may also mean that you've been mystified, confused by it (then, you're amazed at it).
And if  you "puzzle out" something,  you solve a problem, find a solution or decode an enigma :o) 

ADJECTIVES
The word 'puzzle' can also be related to adjectives .
When
someone or something is  "puzzling", he/it  is "difficult to explain or to understand".
On the other hand, when you get "puzzled", you are "confused because you do not understand something".
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 To conclude, here's a short video illustrating
another meaning of the word "puzzle"  :
... and the solution is in here :
http://www.clipart-fr.com/data/clipart/anniversaire/anniversaire_020.jpg
             ^^^ just click
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(1) : photo licensed CC BY-SA by  CrazyPhunk
Quoted definitions are taken from the
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Cambridge Advanced Learner's online dictionary

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