Commonly Misused Words
Not being able to use them properly can change the meaning of a sentence altogether. So it’s important to use them properly.
Following is a list of commonly misused words with their meanings
1. Affect and Effect
Affect is a verb which means influence, whereas effect is outcome or result.
2. Few and Less
Few is used for countable nouns, whereas less is used for uncountable nouns.
3. Cite and Site
Cite is used when we refer to something, whereas site means location.
4. Accept and Except
Accept means willingly receiving something, and except is used to exclude something or someone.
5. Further and Farther
Further is used to make a general comparison, while farther is used to measure distance.
6. Among and Between
Among is used to describe relationship when more than two things are involved, while between is used to describe when only two things are involved.
7. Figuratively and Literally
Figuratively means metaphorically, and literally is used to describe a situation which has happened in real.
8. Good and Well
Good is an adjective used to describe nouns, whereas well is an adverb used to describe a verb.
9. I and Me
I is used when an action is done by you, whereas me is used when an action is done which affects you.
10. There and Their
There is used to describe a place, whereas their is a possessive pronoun, used to describe someone’s possession.
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