Commonly Misused Words

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Commonly Misused Words
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2012-05-29 19:42:00
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  1. affect vs effect
    • produce an effect or change in
    • vs
    • something that is produced by an agency or cause
  2. as vs so
    • comparing equal things
    • vs
    • comparing unequal things
  3. creditable vs credible
    • deserving credit
    • vs
    • believable
  4. decided vs decisive
    • clear and definite
    • vs
    • certain that their will be a particular result
  5. delicious vs delightful
    • pleasing to the senses
    • vs
    • giving great pleasure or delight
  6. discover vs invent
    • to find; come upon
    • vs
    • to create or fabricate
  7. each other vs one another
    • 2 people
    • vs
    • more than 2 people
  8. emigrant vs immigrant
    • leaves country
    • vs
    • migrates into country
  9. eminent vs imminent
    • outstanding
    • vs
    • likely to occur at any moment
  10. happen vs transpire
    • to occur by chance
    • vs
    • to occur not by chance
  11. helthful vs helathy
    • produces health
    • vs
    • healthy appearance/good for you
  12. indict vs indite
    • charge with offence
    • vs
    • to compose or to write
  13. ingenious vs ingenuous
    • clever
    • vs
    • innocent, candid
  14. learn vs teach
    • outcome from being taught
    • vs
    • to give instruction in
  15. can vs may
    • to be able to
    • vs
    • to ask permission, granted
  16. guess vs think
    • to estimate
    • vs
    • to have conscious mind to some extent of reasoning
  17. mad vs angry
    • mentally disturbed (insane)
    • vs
    • feeling/showing resentment
  18. ntoed vs notorious
    • known for something good
    • vs
    • known for something not good
  19. party vs person
    • group of people
    • vs
    • one single being
  20. pleasure vs happiness
    • feeling of being pleased (temporary)
    • vs
    • state of being happy (longer lasting)
  21. providing vs provided
    • care for something
    • vs
    • understanding that (on condition)
  22. sanatorium vs sanaterium
    • all diseases
    • vs
    • mental
  23. stationary vs stationery
    • still
    • vs
    • papers, pens, ect.
  24. stimulant vs stimules
    • non-depressant (physical)
    • vs
    • signals in body that tell brain what to do (mental)
  25. vocation vs avocation
    • job
    • vs
    • hobby
  26. should vs would
    • have to, supposed to, obliged to
    • vs
    • wish

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