Let's Play With the Words (Illustration on How to Avoid Word Mistakes)

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  • HOW TO AVOID W0RD MISTAKES

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  • Some words in the English language are easy to confuse

    Trying to choose the appropriate word may sometimes leave you

  • In order to help you, weve broken down the meanings and showed appropriate uses of some of these easy-to-confuse words

  • Farther

    Lindas school was farther from her house than she initially thought.

    Further

    After a lot of debate, all furthermeetings were postponed.

    VS.

  • Compliment

    He showered me with complimentswhenever I performed well.

    Complement

    Her make-up complemented her clothes perfectly.

    VS.

  • Theyre Their

    Their behavior with the elderly caught my attention.

    VS.

    Theyre playing cricket in the field adjacent to the park.

  • Advice

    We got some good advice on what to do with all our old stuff.

    Advise

    The teacher advised us to go to sleep early.

    VS.

  • Formally

    Elderly professors should be addressed formally at first encounter.

    Formerly

    My neighbor, who is a retired wrestler, was formerly known as the alligator.

    VS.

  • Adverse

    Cigarettes have many adverseeffects on the human body.

    Averse

    Richard seems to be averse to exercise.

    VS.

  • Discreet

    With a discreet gesture, she signaled to her husband that she was ready

    to leave the party.

    Discrete

    Whale communities were sometimes thought of as discrete communities,

    seldom mixing.

    VS.

  • Affect

    The managers harsh attitude affected Billys performance.

    Effect

    Good grades in college will have a positive effect on your career.

    VS.

  • Criteria

    Most jobs have a specific set of criteriawhich the employees must meet.

    Criterion

    The only criterion for this job is punctuality,

    VS.

  • Elicit

    I hope todays comedy show will elicit a lot of laughter.

    Illicit

    John was forbidden to consume alcohol, use illicit drugs, or possess a gun.

    VS.

  • i.e.

    Many workers expect to put in a forty-hour week i.e., to work

    eight hours a day

    e.g.

    She loved exotic fruit, e.g., mangoes, passion fruit, and papayas.

    VS.

  • Imply

    Many researchers seem to implythat the whole civilization is going to

    collapse.

    Infer

    Scientists can infer the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere from the amount of organics in the sediment.

    VS.

  • Insure

    By setting a policy, they might insure the company from lawsuits.

    Ensure

    She ensured that the hotel manager heard her words loud & clear.

    VS.

  • Into

    He hurried into the room five minutes after the meeting had started.

    In to

    He decided to call in to the meeting before leaving the house.

    VS.

  • Its

    Its not my fault that he couldnt go to school today.

    Its

    My dog wags its tail to attract attention.

    VS.

  • Number Amount

    The amount of water I drank was meagre compared to my thirst.

    VS.

    It was very difficult to make accurate calculations of the

    number of lives lost.

  • I Me

    When the report is done processing, please forward it to me.

    VS.

    You & I will forward her the report once its done processing.

  • Precede Proceed

    You may now proceed to the next stage of the exam.

    VS.

    The speech that preceded the act was a waste of time.

  • Whos Whose

    It was Dave whose team was known for optimism.

    VS.

    Whos responsible for breaking my window?

  • Who That

    I never found the phone that I lost last year.

    VS.

    Any kid who wants to can learn to swim.

  • Youre Your

    You must collect your exam scripts from the class monitor.

    VS.

    Youre exactly the type of person I was told to avoid.

  • Principal Principle

    The manager had a set list of principles for the employees to learn.

    VS.

    Student misconduct was the principal concern of the teacher.

  • Loathe Loath

    Darren was loath to leaving his family behind.

    VS.

    She loathed her new English teacher.