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Words That People Get Mixed Up

Words That People Get Mixed Up Affect Effect Affect when used as a verb means to influence or change. While effect when used as a noun means the result or consequence. "The results of your exam will affect which school you go to" "Seeing that awful road accident had a really bad effect on her" Your You're Your is the possessive form of you You're is the contraction you are. Please ensure you bring your wellingtons with you to the nature trail, as you're going to need them. Accept Except While the word accept meant to agree to or receive something. The word except means aside from or other than. "I opened the door to accept the parcel from the courier" "I would like to go to Oxford university, except I live too far away." It's Its Whereas its is the possessive form of it It's is a contraction for it is. "It's a shame that we cannot talk about its size." Compliment Complement A compliment is a noun or verb that is an expression of admiration, appreciation or praise. Complement, which is a noun or verb, means to enhance, improve something or make up a whole. "PIl received a compliment about my new outfit." "Please raise a glass to Sarah and Jeff, a pair who complement each other perfectly." All right Alright Although alright is widely used, it is considered nonstandard English. As the American Heritage Dictionary notes, it's not "all right to use alright". Elicit Illicit Elicit is a verb that means to draw out. Illicit is an adjective meaning unlawful. "No matter how hard I tried to elicit a few scandalous stories from her, she kept all knowledge of illicit goings-on discreetly to herself. " Few Less Few is an adjective that means small in number. It is used with countable objects. Less is an adjective that means small in amount or degree. It is used with objects of indivisible mass. "This department has few employees." "Which jar holds less water?" Discreet Discrete Discreet is an adjective that means prudent, circumspect, or modest: Discrete is an adjective that means separate or individually distinct: "Her discreet handling of the touchy situation put him at ease." "Each company in the conglomerate operates as a discrete entity." Foreword Forward Foreword is a noun that means an introductory note or preface. Forward is an adjective or adverb that means toward the front. "Please step forward when your name is called." Forward is also a verb that means to send on. "In my foreword I explained my reasons for writing the book." "Forward the letter to the customer's new address." Their / there / they're Their is the possessive form of they; there refers to place; and they're is the contraction of they "They're going there because their mother insisted they become proficient in French' are. Hanged Hung Hanged is the past tense and past participle of hang when the meaning is to execute by suspending by the neck. Hung is the past tense and participle of hang when the meaning is to suspend from above with no support from below. "They hanged the prisoner for treason." "The convicted killer was hanged at dawn." "I hung the painting on the wall." "The painting was hung at a crooked angle." E.G. I.E. The abbreviation e.g. means for example (from Latin exempli gratia). The abbreviation i.e. means that is or in other words (from Latin id est). "Her talents were legion and varied (e.g., deep sea diving, speed reading, bridge, and tango dancing)." "The joy of my existence (i.e., my stamp collection) imbues my life with meaning." FINGERTIPS TYPING SERVICES

Words That People Get Mixed Up

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Here I have a very useful infographic from the Kent, UK based transcription services company called Fingertips Typing that teaches us all about words that we often get mixed up.

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