Sunday, July 27, 2014

Easily Confused Words in English for SSC Exams

WORD
USAGE
MEANING
Accept
Except
I accepted his kind offer.
We all went to the movies except
Mom.
·    To receive, agree to
·    excluding
Affect
Effect (verb) Effect (noun)
His laziness affected his marks.
He effected a positive attitude in the learners.
The effect of the election was huge change.
·    to influence
·    to bring about

·    result
All ready

Already
The runners were all ready for the
marathon.
The supper is already on the table.
·    completely prepared
·    previously, before
All night
The doctor says everything is all
right (alright is a common misspelling, and is always wrong)
·    fine
All together

Altogether
Happily, the team played all
together.
That cheque has disappeared
altogether.
·    in unison; as one

·    totally; completely
Beside

Besides
It was a privilege to sit beside the
actress.
Besides the discount I also received a prize.
·    next

·    in addition to
Knew
New
That learner knew all the answers
Blueray is a new technology.
·    past tense of know
·    not old, current
Peace

Piece
After the war there was a long
peace.
I need one more jigsaws piece.
·    calm period

·    a part
Plain

Plane
The jewellery was plain but elegant.
The planes at the airport are being serviced.
·    simple

·    aircraft
Principal
Principal (adjective) Principle
Our principal is fair and just.
This is the principal reason. We stand by the principle of gender equality.
·    head teacher
·    main, chief
·    a law; a standard
Weather
Whether
The weather has been very rain
Whether we go depends on the conditions.
·    atmospheric state
·    in the case of; if

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