Czenglish: I watched an amazing document last night. You would love it!
English: Hmmm I’m not sure, staring at a piece of paper doesn’t sound very interesting to me…
Czenglish: No! It was on TV!
English: Ah, you mean a documentary. A document is just a piece of paper with information on it.
Czenglish: Ah OK. Anyway, it was called ‘Icarus’ – I really recommend it.
This is a very common mistake. Remember:
– A documentary is a factual report in video format.
– A document is a piece of paper.