Commonly confused words

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Author:
SamuelAmaral
ID:
264035
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Commonly confused words
Updated:
2014-02-26 03:51:42
Tags:
English
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Linguistic
Description:
Both native and non-native speakers confuse the pairs of words below.
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  1. Accept: to take something that is offered to you or to agree with something.

    Except: not included
    I can accept every argument that you make except the last one.
  2. Adapt: to change to fit a new situation

    Adopt: to accept a suggestion
    In order to adopt my new class schedule, I had to adapt to getting up earlier.
  3. Advice: an opinion you give to someone about what they should do

    Advise: to tell someone what you think they should do
    My professor advised me to take English class. I took her advice
  4. Affect: to do something that cause a change in something or someoneĀ 

    Effect: the way in which an event, act, or person changes someone or something
    The heavy snowstorm affected every business in town, including the university. The biggest effect was the university shutting down for a week.

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