Homonyms are known to be the words that are most confusing in English vocabulary. Sometimes, writers stuck into the words and cannot get out of the confusion. Other than homonyms, there are other words that affect many writers. Today, we have two words that do not sound same but they have quite similar meanings. So, because of their meanings, both of these words cause confusion among writers. The words are aloud vs. out loud. Let us get some facts about the proper usage of ‘aloud’ and ‘out … [Read more...]
Confusing Words in English
English has hundreds of confusing words in its vocabulary. Sometimes, even the native English speakers and writers get confused of some words. For instance, there are homophones that sound same but have different meanings. Writers often get confused of homophones. So, in order to make your writing error-free, you must be careful with word choice.
The following list of Confusing Words will help you in clearing up your minds. I have explained and compared many commonly confused words. I hope that after reading each post, you will never ever be confused with your word choices.
I think that confusion in English vocabulary will never end. Every day, we come across such words that create a kind of muddle. Today, I want to discuss two such words that are slightly hard to understand but not so difficult to memorize. The words are affective vs. effective. Affective vs. Effective – What is the Difference, Definition & Meaning? Is it affective or effective? Forget about the verbs ‘affect’ and ‘effect’ because ‘affective’ and ‘effective’ are not related to these … [Read more...]
Sometimes, people get confused while speaking or writing English language. People have different speaking styles like; some people add an –s to many adverbs. Let us take an example of 'anyway'. Anyway is an adverb. Mostly, people say anyways instead of anyway which is quite wrong. Anyways is considered to be slang and cannot be used in formal English. While in the case of afterward vs. afterwards, you will get to know about the fact that which one should be used while writing or … [Read more...]
English writers come up with some difficulties while writing. Other than homophones, there are some special cases in English language in which writers get puzzled. Those complications can be the words that have quite similar meanings. In this article, I will highlight two such words that can be a source of confusion for English writers. Averse and adverse are the words for today’s post. The mystery of averse vs. adverse has to be solved. So, continue reading the whole post. Averse vs. Adverse … [Read more...]
English language has many complications in it. English writers seem to be bewildered in choosing the correct words. Sometimes, they get puzzled between homophones while sometimes between those words which have same meanings but slightly different spellings. Today’s post is about the same matter i.e. confusion between two words. The words are adviser vs. advisor. Both of these words sound like advise but which one is correct to use? We know the words help and helper. ‘Help’ is a verb while … [Read more...]