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    Confusingly Related Words

    مُساهمة  مصطفى منصور في الخميس يناير 07, 2010 6:18 pm

    Ability& capability.
    Ability(n.)is the skill (of
    people to perform sth; capability is the ability (of a thing) to do
    something.



    Accept &
    except.
    Accept (v.) means to take what is given ; except(v.) means to
    exclude ; (prep.) it means excluding.



    Access&
    excess.
    Access (n) means way of gaining entrance; excess (n.) means
    surplus.



    Advice &
    advise.
    Advice (n.) means an opinion given to someone,
    counseling;advise (v.)is the act of giving an opinion or counsel.



    Affect
    &effect.
    Affect (v.) means to produce a change; effect (v.) means
    to bring or pass; effect (n.) means the result.



    Beside&besides.
    Beside is a preposition ; it means
    next to ; besides means in addition to .



    Born
    &borne.
    Born(v.)means bring to life ;borne (v.) means to carry or
    support.



    Continual &
    continuous.
    Continual (adj.) means a recurrence at frequent intervals;
    continuous (adj.) means extending uninterruptedly.



    Credibe&
    credulous.
    Credible (adj.) means worthy of praise ; credulous (adj.)
    means gullible (one that accepts anything he /she
    hears)


    Later
    &latter
    Later means more late ; latter means the second of the two ( the
    former and the latter).



    Late & lately
    Late (adj.or adv.) means not
    punctual; lately (adv.)means recently.




    lay &lie
    Lay (v.) in present ,means to
    put sth ; lie (v.) means to relax or say sth
    untrue.



    Eminent & imminent
    Eminent (adj.)means
    distinguished ; imminent (adj.)means about to
    occur.





    Aspiration
    &inspiration
    Aspiration (n.)means ambition; inspiration (n.) is a
    stimulation to learn or discover.



    All right & alright

    All right (adj.)is good and operational; alright non -standard
    (adj.) is not all right but fine .



    Device &devise
    Device (n.) is an invention
    or plan or machine . Devise (v.) means to invent , create , or come up
    with.



    Its
    & it's
    Its is the possessive form of it ; it's means it is (the most common
    mistake).




    Ingenious &ingenuous
    Ingenious(adj..) means
    clever;ingenuous(adj.)means frank,sincere





    Imply&infer
    A speaker implies (hints at
    sth); a hearer infers (gets at sth)




    Incredible & incredulous
    Incredible (adj.) means
    unbelievable;incredulous(adj.) means unbelieving: rejecting the belief in God or
    religion.



    Leave
    &let
    leave (v.) means to forget sth somewhere; let (v.) means to give
    permission



    Lose
    &loose
    lose (v.) means to stop having ; loose (adj.) means not
    fastened



    Among
    &between
    Among (prep.)shows a relaltionship between three or
    more entities; between (prep.) is a realtionship involving only two
    entities



    Borrow &lend
    Borrow (v.) means take sth
    from somebody for temperory use; lend (v.) means to give sth to somebody for
    temporary use.
    I will lend you my car
    May I borrow your
    car




    Afflict &inflict

    Afflict (v.) means to cause physical or mental
    pain;inflict(v.) means to impose something unwelcome



    Agree to,&agree
    with

    Agree to
    a plan ; agree with another person



    Alone &lonely

    Alone (adj.) is the physical state of solitude;
    lonely (adj.) means depressed as a result of
    abandonment



    Although
    &though

    Although introduces a clause that preced es the main clause (at the
    beginning), whereas though introduces the clause that follows the main
    clause



    Explicit
    &implicit

    Explicit (adj.) means expressed in a clear and precise manner; implicit
    (adj.) means implied or understood



    Helpless
    &useless

    Helpless (adj.) means unable to manage by oneself and is used for animals
    and things ; useless (adj.) worthless , unserviceable :used for
    things



    Principal
    &principle

    Principal (n.)means director of a school; principle (n.) means
    fundamental rules



    Quiet &quite

    Quiet (adj.) means silent ;quite (adv.) means
    nearly completely


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