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  • Posted on: September 15, 2018. at: 6:05 pm

English Language has a lot of words that can easily confuse the speaker, and lots of people make these mistakes while speaking, chatting or posting comments without realising it. 


Below are some of the commonly confused words English speakers use in their everyday conversations: 

(1)advice (noun): recommendations about what to do

advise (verb): to recommend something


(2)aisle: a passage between rows of seats

isle: an island


(3)stationary: not moving

stationery: writing materials


(4)palate: the roof of the mouth

palette: a board for mixing colours


(5)assent: agreement, approval 

ascent: the action of rising or climbing up


(6)principal: most important; the head of a school

principle: a fundamental rule or belief


(7)canvas: a type of strong cloth

canvass: to seek people’s votes


( chord: a group of musical notes

cord: a length of string; a cord-like body part


(9)complement: to add to so as to improve; an addition that improves something

compliment: to praise or express approval; an admiring remark


(10)council: a group of people who manage or advise

counsel: advice; to advise


(11)defuse: to make a situation less tense

diffuse: to spread over a wide area


(12)discreet: careful not to attract attention

discrete: separate and distinct


(13)disinterested: impartial

uninterested: not interested


(14)envelop: to cover or surround

envelope: a paper container for a letter


(15)forbear: to refrain

forebear: an ancestor


(16)foreword: an introduction to a book

forward: onwards, ahead


(17)hoard: a store

horde: a large crowd of people


(18)loath: reluctant, unwilling 

loathe: to hate


(19)loose: to unfasten; to set free

lose: to be deprived of; to be unable to find


(20)meter: a measuring device

metre: a metric unit; rhythm in verse


(21) their (adjective): of, belonging to,made by, or done by them. They did their home work.

there (Noun): that place or point. Put it there.
Which of them have you been using wrongly?

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