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Desert vs. Dessert

I would love to enjoy a cold dessert in a desert. Dessert and desert is the most common pair of words that is confused with each other very often. Both the words rhyme with each other and are very similar in spellings (just a difference of an s), whi...

added by angbeenc
3 days ago

Disinterested vs. Uninterested

Alex brought her disinterested friend to solve the dispute between her and Adam who was uninterested in any such thing. Does the above sentence gives you a about what is going on? Do you understand the characters of Alex’s friend and Adam as descri...

added by angbeenc
3 days ago

Dual vs. Duel

Dual and duel are a pair of homophones which means that both the words spell and sound almost similar but their meanings are entirely different from each other. Homophones are usually the cause of confusion among English writers as it is very easy to...

added by angbeenc
3 days ago

Altogether vs. All together

It was an altogether decision to agree to all terms all together.If the above sentence has confused you to the core and you cannot decide if it’s right or wrong, worry not. We are here to help you with all your confusions here as English language c...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Appraise vs. Apprise

Keep me apprised on what the jeweler says after appraising the family jewels.English language is an amazing mixture of words and phrases but sometimes we just fail to understand and tell apart some words. If you are a proficient reader or writer, you...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Assent vs. Ascent vs. Accent

He assented to do an Irish accent while they ascended in the air balloon.What do you think about the above sentence? Does it make sense to you? Are the meanings of the three homophones clear after reading the sentence?Let us first tell you about the ...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Censure vs. Censor vs. Sensor

The government faced censure for censoring harmless images in the magazine.The words censure, censor and sensor are homophones and all three of them have similar pronunciation which is s-en-sur. The words have very different and distinguished meaning...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Complaisant vs. Complacent

John is a complaisant guy, I don’t know how he ended up marrying somebody as complacent as Mary.The above sentence have two adjectives in it; complaisant and complacent, which describe the character of John and Mary respectively. Can you figure out...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Defuse vs. Diffuse

The bomb squad defused the bomb and contained the gas before it diffused in the air.English as a language never stops to amaze its learners. As easy as it might be, there are times when you find yourself panicking about what meant what as the words a...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Discreet vs. Discrete

The government’s discreet decision about the four discrete divisions caused a lot of uprising. The two very similar words; discreet and discrete are used in the above sentence, are you familiar with the words? Do you think they mean the same? If no...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Learned vs. Learnt

What is the past tense of learn? Consider the following sentence:I learnt French last year.Are you getting thoughts in your mind that say that this sentence has got something wrong in it? Maybe it’s the use of past form of learn. Is your inner nerd...

added by angbeenc
15 days ago

Assure vs. Ensure vs. Insure

The heading might give the creeps for if you might somehow knew the differences of these three words before, you must have forgotten them written together. Assure, ensure and insure are word triplets that are most commonly confused in English languag...

added by angbeenc
15 days ago

Capital vs. Capitol

The legislators were called to the capitol to discuss the issues of country’s capital.The above sentence constitutes two words, capital and capitol, which are both homophones. This means that capital and capitol have same sounds but totally differe...

added by angbeenc
15 days ago

Enquire vs. Inquire

She inquired about the library charges.What do you make from the above sentence? Do you think the word inquired should maybe have started with an e except of an a? If you did, there is nothing wrong with you or your language skills as inqui...

added by angbeenc
15 days ago

Principal vs. Principle

Our principal made it compulsory to follow all school principles.Principal and principle are a pair of words that are called homophone, meaning they have same pronunciation but very different meanings and spellings. It is very common for readers and ...

added by angbeenc
15 days ago

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