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원어민과 함께 전화/화상영어. 영어회화 스피킹 UP
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ENGLISH SPEAKING NO.1
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이름 : Commonly Confused Words
글쓴이 : 관리자 글쓴날짜 : 2015-12-02 오전 9:37:39 조회수 : 1155
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Commonly Confused words

Some words sound so similar, it's easy to be confused or misuse them when writing.

Computer spell check won't catch these mistakes!

We would like to help you with that in some way: So we come with some words that are commonly misused:

affect / effect

Effect - is usually a noun that means a result or the power to produce a result:

Example: “The sound of the falling rain had a calming effect, nearly putting me to sleep.” 

 

Affect - is usually a verb that means to have an influence on:

Example: “His loud humming was affecting my ability to concentrate.”

Note that effect can also be a verb meaning to bring about or execute:

 “The speaker's somber tone effected a dampening in the general mood of the audience.”



few / less

Few - is an adjective that means small in number. It is used with countable objects:

Example: “This restaurant has few employees.” 

 

Less is an adjective that means small in amount or degree. It is used with objects of indivisible mass:

Example: “Which bottle holds less water?”

 

 

it's / its

It's - is a contraction for it is, whereas “its” is the possessive form of it:

Example: “It's a shame that we cannot talk about its size.”


lightening / lightning

lightening - is a verb that means to illuminate; 

lightning - is a noun referring to the electrical charges the cause flashes of light during storms:

Example: “The lightning struck, lightening the sky.”

 

passed / past

Passed-  is the past tense and past participle of pass. 

Past - refers to time gone by; it is also a preposition meaning beyond.

Example: “In the past decade, I passed over countless opportunities; I was determined not to let them get past me again.”


their / there / they're

Their - is the possessive form of they; 

there - refers to place;

they're-  is the contraction of they are.

Example: They're going there because their mother insisted they become proficient in Serbo-Croatian.”

 

who's / whose

Who's is the contraction of who is. 

Whose is the possessive form of who. 

Example: “Who's going to figure out whose job it is to clean the stables?”

 

your / you're

Your is the possessive form of you;

you're is the contraction you are.

Example: “If you're planning on swimming, then be sure to bring your life vest and flippers.” 


pay attention vs. give attention
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