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Commonly Confused Words (a-3)

allude vs elude 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 …

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Commonly Confused Words (a-1)

accept vs except abjure renounce (a belief or claim) She is trying to make her husband abjure his religion. adjure urge or request earnestly The judge adjured him to tell the truth.   accede to agree They had little choice but to accede. exceed to go beyond, surpass The final …

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Commonly Confused Words (d-7)

distrust vs mistrust disperse (disband, scatter): Police used tear gas to disperse the protesters. disburse (pay out money, spend): The central government annually disburses about $70m on education. distrust (not trust (based on experience or reliable information)): We don’t have any reason to distrust them. mistrust (not trust (based on …

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Commonly Confused Words (d-6)

devote vs devout  We must devote more time to that project. She is a devout Buddhist. Who lives by hope will die by hunger. She want to dye her hair blonde. We sat away from other diners. The best time for dinner is 6.14pm. We had also some friends round for dinner on Saturday. …

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Commonly Confused Words (d-5)

dessert vs desert  I don’t mean to deprecate your accomplishments. New cars depreciate as soon as they are on the road. Can described the house in perfect detail? I ascribe good grade in the exam to your hard work. I would also like some apple pie for dessert? This part of the country …

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