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Commonly confused words-

accede / exceed

accept / except

ad / add

adapt / adopt

adverse / averse

advice / advise

affect / effect

aid / aide

ail / ale

aisle / isle

backup / back up

bait / bate 

ban / bane

ball / bawl

bare / bear

cacao / cocoa

cache / cachet

calendar / colander

callous / callus

canvas / canvass

dab / dub

dairy / diary

decent / descent / dissent

decry / descry


Words, their meaning and examples:

Therefore (for this reason): You have got two ears to one tongue, therefore hear twice as much as you speak.


However (no matter how): He can answer the question however hard it is. I’ll come however busy I am.


Moreover (=in addition, also, as well): The rent is reasonable, and moreover, the house is perfect. The whole article is badly written. Moreover, it’s inaccurate.


Lastly (=at the end): He worked for the company as a engineer, manager, general manager, and lastly, as president. Lastly, I would like to discuss our future plans.


Accordingly (=in a way that is suitable or right for the situation): The cost of materials rising sharply, so it will force us to increase our prices accordingly.


Including (=as well as, plus, together with): The price is $40.60, including postage and packing. I would like to have dinner for forty dollars including beverages.


In this case (=in this situation, if so): Several solutions could be tried, in this case. It is difficult to relate cause and effect in this case.


In the meanwhile (=during the same time, in the meantime): Our new computers won’t arrive until next month, but we can keep using the old ones in the meanwhile. I’ll go to a medical school. In the meanwhile, I am going to work.


Otherwise (=else; under other circumstances; if not): You should lent me the money. Otherwise, I couldn’t have afforded to buy it. Shut the windows, otherwise we’ll get common cold.


Likewise (=in the same way): I’ll lend money make donations and encourage others to do likewise. She voted for the change and she expected his colleagues to do likewise.


Yet (= so far): I haven’t spoken to him yet. She hasn’t finished her breakfast yet.


As a result (=because of): The flight was delayed as a result of fog. The flood came about as a result of the heavy winter rains.

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