İngilizce Kelime Çalışması : Karıştırlan
A Guide To Writing in English: Easily Confused Words
accept :: except
Accept: verb, meaning to receive willingly, to be
happy to receive.
We are happy to accept your invitation to dinner.
Except: preposition, meaning 'with the exception of'
The shop is open every day except Sunday.
adoptive :: adopted
Parents are 'adoptive'
Mary and Sue are the adoptive parents of Michael.
Children are 'adopted'
Michael was adopted at birth by Mary and Sue.
adverse :: averse
Bad or unfavorable
The ship sailed despite the adverse weather
To strongly dislike or be opposed to something
I am averse to all forms of violence.
affect :: effect
As a verb: 1. to make a display of liking or using;
to put on a pretense of. 2. to cause a change or
1. She affects the air of a rock star by dressing in
leather. 2. Although she is a bit wild it doesn't
affect her ability to study.
As a verb: to cause to come into being. As a noun:
an outcome or result.
1. Stopping smoking has positively effected by
health. 2. The effect of stopping smoking is that I
am healthier and happier.
all ready :: already
I have packed my suitcases and am all ready to go.
Before or previously
I have already visited Spain.
all together :: altogether
All of the objects, or people are in a single group
1. We put the English speakers all together in the
class. 2. All together there are thirty of them.
Completely, usually, 'on the whole'
I am not altogether sure that I understand. They
seem to be learning a different meaning altogether.
allot :: a lot
A given period of time or quantity of something
We were allotted one hour to visit the Louvre during
our tour of Paris.
A large quantity of something (see countable /
uncountable nouns in the OEG)
There are a lot of paintings in the Louvre.
allusion :: illusion
An indirect reference to something
The tour guide alluded to the terrible hardship
suffered by the pioneers.
A fantasy that may be or can be confused with
Although sawing the woman in half seemed real, it
was only a clever illusion.
See also: delusion / illusion
altar :: alter
An area, usually in the form of a table, where
religious worship and sacrifices take place.
The ancient Aztecs used to offer human sacrifices on
They altered the roads in the city center to make
them pedestrian only.
ambiguous :: ambivalent
Having more than one meaning, open to different
Saying that there are fewer unemployed but that
number of people without jobs has increased is very
Having mixed feelings
He was neither for nor against the new immigration
laws - he maintained a very ambivalent attitude.
among :: between
Preposition used with three or more persons or
Among the thirty candidates for the job there were
only three that were properly qualified.
Preposition used with two persons or things
Between Jill and her sister there is a two-year age
amoral :: immoral
Not concerned with morality
The Law is considered to be amoral - but this is
Not conforming to accepted standards of morality
Profiting from other people's ignorance is
considered to be immoral.
appraise :: apprise
The insurance inspector appraised the damage after
the fire destroyed the house.
There was no indication that he was apprised of the
consequences before he lit the fire.
augur :: auger
A sign of (a likely outcome) - often used in
relation to interpreting the future
Finding a four-leafed clover is a good augur for the
A tool for making holes
The carpenter used an auger to drill the holes for
the chair legs.
award :: reward
To bestow, a public recognition of honor
He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for
his services to the music industry.
There is a $250,000 reward for the capture of the
murderer being offered by the police.
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