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  • Affect and Effect
  • Commonly Confused Words
  • Currant, Current
    • A currant is a dried grape.
    • E.g. We ate the box of currants.
    • A current is a steady flow of water in a river, lake or sea.
    • E.g. He got caught in the strong current and was swept out to sea.
  • Desert, Dessert
    • A desert is a sandy place without water.
    • E.g. It is difficult to find water in the desert.
    • A dessert is something sweet eaten after a meal.
    • E.g. Let’s have dessert after dinner.
  • Human, Humane
    • ‘ Human’ can be an adjective--- to act like a person.
    • E.g. The gorilla’s behaviour is almost human.
    • ‘ Humane’ means kind and sympathic
    • E.g. The thief received a light sentence because the judge was humane in his judgement.
  • Invaluable, Valueless
    • Invaluable means extremely valuable.
    • Eg. The jewels in his safe were invaluable.
    • Valueless means the opposite– worthless.
    • Eg. Don’t bother buying of these crystals– they are valueless.
  • Employer, Employee
    • An employer is the person you work for.
    • E.g. My employer is a very serious businessman.
    • An employee is a person who works for an organisation.
    • E.g. The company has a total of one hundred employees.
  • Quiz Time 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
  • What’s wrong with this statement?
    • My favourite desserts is ice kachang.
    • Answer:
    • dessert
  • Choose the correct answer below:
    • The car is ________________.
    • (a) stationery
    • (b) stationary
    • Answer:
    • (a) stationery
  • Explain the difference between affect and effect
    • Answer:
    • affect - it is a verb and it means have an effect on/ influence
    • E.g. His opinion does not affect me.
    • effect - it is a noun and it means outcome/result
    • E.g. His opinion had no effect on my decision.
  • Fill in the blanks with the following helping words
    • Could you give me the _____ for that wonderful dessert?
    • (a) receipt (b) recipe
    • Answer:
    • recipe
  • What’s wrong with this statement?
    • Dessert is a large land filled with sand
    • Answer:
    • It should be Desert
  • Explain the difference between Anxious and Eager
    • Answer:
    • Anxious – it means worried or nervous
    • E.g. She always feel anxious when she has to travel by plane.
    • Eager – it means keen or excited
    • E.g. The girl was eager to show me her photographs.
  • Fill in the blank with the correct answer
    • The ____________ applauded enthusiastically after the performance was finished.
    • audience (b) spectator
    • Answer:
    • audience
  • Fill in the blank with the correct answer
    • He _____ down for a short nap.
    • (a) lie (b) lay
    • Answer:
    • lay