The two variants of English language, British English and American English, often create confusion among writers. Most of the times, writers come across such words that have two different spellings, i.e. one is preferred in American while the other one is preferred spelling in British English. Today, I am coming up with two such words that are two different spellings of the same word. The case is dependant vs. dependent. Let us find out where you should use these words and in what situations … [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.
If you are a writer, be careful with word choice. Incorrect words choice can ruin your entire write up. Not only writers who should be careful but the speakers as well. In English vocabulary, there are hundreds of confusing words. Sometimes, a person might think twice while choosing a suitable word. Such is the case with illusion vs. delusion. Most of the people have confusions related to these words. This is the reason that I am coming up with these words. In this post, I will define each of … [Read more...]
In English vocabulary, homophones are a set of words that sound same but they are different in terms of meaning and function. These kinds of words can cause a lot of confusion among writers. Mixing them up can confuse the readers. So, you have to be very careful with word choice. Today, I am coming up with such a case i.e. I will compare defuse vs. diffuse. I will explain each of these terms and provide you with their definitions and example sentences. I hope that after reading the whole … [Read more...]
Not only homophones that create confusions but; there are other words in English vocabulary that cause confusions among people. Today, I am coming up with two such words that create a muddle like situation. The case is degree vs. diploma. Let us check out the differences between them. I will define each of these words and help you in getting the differences between them. Degree vs. Diploma – What is the Difference, Definition & Meaning? Is it degree or diploma? Both of these words are … [Read more...]
There are hundreds of confusing words in English vocabulary. Other than homophones, words like diary and dairy can cause mistakes in writing. These words do not spell similar but have same number of letters, which is the reason for the confusion between them. So, in this post, I am coming up with the case of diary vs. dairy. I will define each of these words and use them in example sentences, so that you will get the function of these words. Diary vs. Dairy – What is the Difference, Definition … [Read more...]