Jul 4, 2011

VOA Special English News 22

Hong Kong police say they arrested 228 people during an anti-government demonstration Friday. The demonstration marked the 14th anniversary since Britain handed over rule of Hong-Kong to China. Protesters were attempting to pressure the government into withdrawing a disputed bill that would cancel a planned election. The Hong Kong government want to appoint Legislative Council members based on earlier election results.



Mike said...


You made a very common mistake that many English speakers also make. The past participle form of to plan is planned. But, planed is a word. It is the past participle of to plane.

To plane is a technical verb used in carpentry. It means to make smooth and flat.



bikenglish said...


Thank you for correcting my mistake and explain these words. I always welcome your comment.