Confusing Words in English

Confusing Words in English

It’s / Its

  • It’s : contraction of “it is”.
  • Its : possessive pronoun or adjective.

Confusing Words : It's vs Its

Fewer / Less

  • Fewer : nouns that can be counted.
  • Less : nouns that cannot.

Confusing Words : Fewer / less

Accept / Except

  • Accept : receive.
  • Except : not including.

Confusing Words : Accept vs Except

Lie / Lay

  • Lie : intransitive verb.
  • Lay : transitive verb (past tense of lie).

Confusing Words : Lie vs Lay

Flair / Flare

  • Flair : skill or talent.
  • Flare : a sudden blaze.

Confusing Words: Flair vs Flare

Compliment / Complement

  • Compliment : an admiring remark.
  • Complement : goes well together.

Confusing Words : Compliment vs Complement

Emigrate / Immigrate

  • Emigrate : leaving.
  • Immigrate : coming.

Confusing Words : Emigrate vs Immigrate

Flammable / Inflammable

  • Flammable : inflammable (liable to catch fire).
  • Inflammable : flammable (liable to catch fire).

Confusing Words : Flammable vs Inflammable


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