let's play with the words (illustration on how to avoid word mistakes)
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HOW TO AVOID W0RD MISTAKES
THAT MAY FLASH YOUV
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
Lindas school was farther from her house than she initially thought.
After a lot of debate, all furthermeetings were postponed.
He showered me with complimentswhenever I performed well.
Her make-up complemented her clothes perfectly.
Their behavior with the elderly caught my attention.
Theyre playing cricket in the field adjacent to the park.
We got some good advice on what to do with all our old stuff.
The teacher advised us to go to sleep early.
Elderly professors should be addressed formally at first encounter.
My neighbor, who is a retired wrestler, was formerly known as the alligator.
Cigarettes have many adverseeffects on the human body.
Richard seems to be averse to exercise.
With a discreet gesture, she signaled to her husband that she was ready
to leave the party.
Whale communities were sometimes thought of as discrete communities,
The managers harsh attitude affected Billys performance.
Good grades in college will have a positive effect on your career.
Most jobs have a specific set of criteriawhich the employees must meet.
The only criterion for this job is punctuality,
I hope todays comedy show will elicit a lot of laughter.
John was forbidden to consume alcohol, use illicit drugs, or possess a gun.
Many workers expect to put in a forty-hour week i.e., to work
eight hours a day
She loved exotic fruit, e.g., mangoes, passion fruit, and papayas.
Many researchers seem to implythat the whole civilization is going to
Scientists can infer the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere from the amount of organics in the sediment.
By setting a policy, they might insure the company from lawsuits.
She ensured that the hotel manager heard her words loud & clear.
He hurried into the room five minutes after the meeting had started.
He decided to call in to the meeting before leaving the house.
Its not my fault that he couldnt go to school today.
My dog wags its tail to attract attention.
The amount of water I drank was meagre compared to my thirst.
It was very difficult to make accurate calculations of the
number of lives lost.
When the report is done processing, please forward it to me.
You & I will forward her the report once its done processing.
You may now proceed to the next stage of the exam.
The speech that preceded the act was a waste of time.
It was Dave whose team was known for optimism.
Whos responsible for breaking my window?
I never found the phone that I lost last year.
Any kid who wants to can learn to swim.
You must collect your exam scripts from the class monitor.
Youre exactly the type of person I was told to avoid.
The manager had a set list of principles for the employees to learn.
Student misconduct was the principal concern of the teacher.
Darren was loath to leaving his family behind.
She loathed her new English teacher.