English language is not so easy to learn as; there are hundreds of confusing words in English vocabulary. For me, homophones are the most confusing words that often create a muddle like situation among writers. That is why, writers should be careful enough with word choice. Today, I am going to compare council vs. counsel that is one of the sets of homophones. I will define each of these words and use them in example sentences to show the function or the usage of these words. I hope that … [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.
English vocabulary is full of confusing words that confuse every writer and speaker. Especially, writers should be very careful with word choice in order to make their writings efficient and productive. Other than homophones, there are other words as well that create a muddle like situation. Today, I am coming up with two such words that mostly people use them interchangeably but there is a distinction between them. The case is convince vs. persuade. I will define each of these words and use … [Read more...]
There are a few differences between the two versions of English language, i.e. American and British English. For instance, you can find out many words from American and British English that mean exactly same but are different in terms of spelling. So, as a writer, you have to be very careful with word choice for the intended audience. Today, I will talk about such words that are related to these versions of English that are causing confusion among writers. The case is color vs. colour. I will … [Read more...]
Why English writers and even speakers feel confusion with word choice? Is this language very difficult to understand? There are hundreds of confusing words in English vocabulary; for instance, there are many words that sound same but they have different meanings from each other; or there are many words that are so closely related to each other that people start using them interchangeably. Today, I will compare could vs. would. Let us find out the differences between them and check out the … [Read more...]
English language is not so easy to learn because there are hundreds of confusing words in English vocabulary. Sometimes, I got irritated while choosing the correct word for a sentence. Like always, I am going to discuss two such words that sound confusing for writers and speakers. In this post, I will compare continually vs. continuously. So, continue reading the whole post to check out the definition of each of these words with some interesting example sentences. Continually vs. … [Read more...]