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Homonym errors

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Homonym errors

  1. 1. Accept / Except HOMONYM Accept is a verb meaning to receive with approval. Except is used as a preposition ERRORS meaning excluding, or a verb meaning to leave out.Homonyms are words that Examples:sound the same, but are I accept responsibility for breakingspelled differently and are the dishes. I will replace them alldifferent in meaning. They except for the ones you broke.are frequently mistaken foreach other. Be aware of Affect / Effectthese homonyms. They are Affect is mainly used as a verb, meaning tonot usually caught by spell influence or imitate. It is rarely used as a noun, meaning feeling or emotion. Effect ischeck. most often used as a noun, meaning a result or something that follows as a consequences. Examples: The drought will affect the crops. The effects could include high produce prices.
  2. 2. Adapt / AdoptAdapt is a verb meaning to change in order to fit or be more suitable. Adopt isa verb meaning to take something and make it one’s own.Examples: I adapt to my new job. The office decided to adopt new policies regarding vacation days.Allusion / IllusionAllusion is a noun meaning reference. Illusion is a noun meaning fantasy orfalse impression.Examples: He made an allusion to Datuk A. Samad Said, the famous writer. Datuk A. Samad Said was known for his greatest novel, Salina.
  3. 3. By / Buy / ByeBy is a preposition meaning near or way. Buy is a verb meaning to purchase.Bye is a slang for goodbye.Examples: I must buy a camera. The store is by the post office. Bye, see you later!Farther / FurtherFarther is an adjective or adverb meaning more remote or extended. It isrelated to measurable distance. Further is an adjective or adverb meaningmore remote or extended, but it is related to a figurative sense. The distancecannot truly be measured.Examples: I jogged farther today than yesterday. I pushed my body further than ever before.
  4. 4. Its / It’sIts is a third-person singular possessive. It’s is a contraction of the words itand is.Examples: The cat has something in its paws. It’s a small acorn he found outside.Than / ThenThan is a conjunction used for comparison. Then is an adverb meaningafterward or at that time.Examples: Zarifi is more athletic than Zuhairi. First they tested strength; then, they tested agility.

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