Commonly Misused Words in the English Language (IELTS and TOEFL Training)

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Ten of the most commonly misused words in the English language.

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Commonly Misused Words in the English Language (IELTS and TOEFL Training)

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  2. 2. Accept/Except Accept Except - means to agree on something or to receive something - means something is not included For example: He accepted the fact what he said was completely out of the topic. For example: Everyone was given an invitation to the party except Kim. verb preposition
  3. 3. Imminent/Eminent Imminent Eminent - means something that is going to happen soon - means well-known and successful For example: The newscaster said that the typhoon is imminent; hence, people living on shorelines are asked to evacuate. For example: An eminent businessman was shot dead last night. adjective adjective
  4. 4. Affect/Effect Affect Effect - means to change or make something different - means the result of something. For example: The government’s new law can affect people below the poverty line. For example: His vomiting and nausea are clear effects of the treatment. verb noun
  5. 5. Faint/Feint Faint Feint - means very slight or small; weak or small - a quick movement that you make to trick an opponent For example: There was a faint smile on her face when she saw her old friend. For example: Boxers use a feint to win in a match. adjective noun
  6. 6. Wreath/Wreathe Wreath Wreathe - means an arrangement of flowers in a circular shape - means to surround or cover. For example: A wreath was given by the company to the loved ones. For example: A thick fog wreathed the road making it a bit dangerous. noun verb
  7. 7. Tortuous/Torturous Tortuous Torturous - means complicated, long and with twists and turns - means something that cause pain or suffering For example: The hike was filled tortuous paths of thorny shrubs. For example: The president had to make a torturous decision to execute the spree killer. adjective adjective
  8. 8. Stationary/Stationery Stationary Stationery - means not moving or something is not in action - means material used for writing like paper and pen For example: The soldiers are stationary while on their posts. For example: My mom needs some stationery so I am heading to the mall. adjective noun
  9. 9. Principal/Principle Principal Principle - means a person who heads a school; influential person - means a belief or rule For example: The principal was so angry he smashed the door. For example: His principles are strong that it is impossible to persuade him. noun noun
  10. 10. Insure/Ensure Insure Ensure - means to buy insurance - means to make certain on something For example: Playing safe, he insured his car for ten years. For example: He ensured that the document were authentic. verb verb
  11. 11. Story/Storey Story Storey - means a a written account (factual or fiction) - refers to the levels of a building For example: His story was so true that I almost fell for his lies. For example: The company is planning to build a 6-storey complex. noun noun
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