21 Most Commonly Confused Words In English Language.

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    Samuel Tolulope
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    21 Most Commonly Confused Words In English Language.

    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

    (cool 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?

    #12175
    Simeon Tosin
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    this is actually true, sometimes i misuse some of these words.

    #12176
    Martins
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    Never knew the word “disinterested” exist. Thanks for this write up, I just learn some new words

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