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Aspiration vs. Inspiration

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  Angbeen Chaudhary  —  Grammar Tips
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Aspiration and inspiration are two words that have little spelling difference but a huge difference in their meanings.

Today I will talk about both these terms in detail to differentiate in their meaning and usage in English language.

Aspiration as noun:

Aspiration is used in English language as a noun which means a feeling of hope or ambition to achieve something.

Example:

The aspiration of the little girl is outstanding.

Aspiration is also used as a noun to represent the action of breathing in medicine.

Example:

The patient’s aspiration is not smooth.

Aspiration vs. Inspiration

Inspiration as noun:

Inspiration is also used as a noun in English language and it means mental stimulation to do something creative.

Example:

His inspiration to lose weight will not go wasted.

The second meaning of inspiration as a noun is somewhat similar to aspiration as it means to draw breath or inhale.

Example:

His lungs are affected leading to difficulty in inspiration.

So it is aspiration that leads to inspiration.

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