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Commonly Confused Words (a-3)

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aid help; assist He can breathe only with the aid of a ventilator.

aide assistant He worked as an aide to the mayor for three years.

 

ail to cause trouble, afflict There is no simple solution to what ails our education system.

ale a type of strong beer He likes also ginger ale with his lunch.

 

aisle walkway (between rows of seats) Would you like an aisle seat or a window seat?

isle island Our ship finally dropped anchor at a beautiful isle.

 

align arrange in a straight line They aligned the desks were perfectly this time.

alien not familiar, strange He’ll get use to the alien environment in the course of time.

 

allude to make indirect reference She alluded to the problem but did not mention.

elude to avoid or escape from They also managed to elude the police for two months.

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