Common Errors In English

English is often a confusing language. There are some words with similar meaning yet pronounced differently and then there are some words with different meaning yet pronounced similarly. Imagine what will happen if you write I am bringing my friend kernel instead of colonel.
Let us have a look at some of the common errors made –

CLOTHES OR CLOTHS
Clothes are garments.
Cloths are dusters or scraps of material.
Common Errors In English

Common Errors In English

COLONOEL OR KERNEL
Colonel is a senior officer.
Kernel is the inner part of a nut.
COMPLEMENT OR COMPLIMENT
Complement is something that completes something or that goes well with something else
Compliment is a praise or to praise someone.
CONFIDENT, CONFIDANTE OR CONFIDANT
Confident means to be assured.
Confidant (either male or female) or a confidante (only a female) is someone whom one tells their secrets.
CONTAGIOUS OR INFECTIOUS
Both refer to diseases. However,
Contagious refers to the ones passed by bodily contact.
Infectious means passed by means of water or air.
They can even be used otherwise, such as, infectious laughter and contagious enthusiasm.
COORESPONDENT OR CO-RESPONDENT
Correspondent is someone who writes letter.
Co-respondent is cited in divorce proceedings

Now, we shall be using these words for this week, and in the end let us share what we have learned and how we have used these words.
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Immigrate, Emigrate And Migrate

Immigrate, Emigrate and Migrate are the three most often confused words. Often people believe that these three words have the same meaning, however, there sure is a difference. For now, let us understand the difference between the three words.

MIGRATION
In this case, migration is the noun form, whereas migrate is the verb. Migration has to do with seasonal movement or the movement that is not permanent. For example- animals migrate. There are some animals who migrate to different locations because of temperature and go back to the original place after the temperature changes.
A person who migrates is called migrant.
IMMIGRATION
Immigration is the noun and immigrate is the verb. It is the movement of people only and is permanent. A place where you immigrate, you live there forever.
EMIGRATION
Emigrate is the noun and emigrate is the verb. It is very similar to immigration in terms that it is movement and movement of people, also it is permanent. However, it is used when you leave a country forever.

PRACTICE QUESTIONS

  1. African elephants ________________ during dry seasons.
  2. I want to ____________ to United States Of America.( move there)
  3. My father left USA and moved to India. He is an ___________.
  4. I have got a job in Australia and I need to __________ there.
  5. Do you think animals who _____________ tend to be harmed because of global warming?

ANSWERS

  1. migrate
  2. immigrate
  3. emigrant
  4. migrate
  5. migrate

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Manner Etiquette Customs # Study Abroad

Manner Etiquette Customs-

The three most important words of the English language; not because they are of high density or you get extra marks if you use them but because it hardly matters if you know these words but it makes a hell lot of a difference if you apply them.
But let’s first begin by understanding what they are-

MANNER
Manner is a way of doing things or the way of handling things but manners refers to the ways you behave with others. Manners depend on individual, culture, race and the development of the country as a whole. The core of good manners is kind heart, mercy, politeness etc. there are many aspects of good manners and can be shown at different occasions.
ETIQUETTE
Etiquette are the formal rules of correct behavior in a society or amongst members of a particular profession. It is something that has evolved over centuries in a society. They are standards such as equality between men and women or being kind to children etc.
CUSTOM
Custom is an accepted way of behaving or doing things in a society. For example- custom of giving gifts in diwali. A custom usually puts demands on individual that he or she is obliged to do.

Manners, etiquette and customs represent individual’s grooming and upbringing. They helm him or her to live respectfully in society.
You can get through life with bad manners but it is easier with good manners.

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Confusing Words

English is often a confusing language. There are many words that although pronounced similarly mean different things. Given below is a list of some of the most confusing words of English language.

AVOCATION AND VOCATION
AVOCATION-: a job done apart from a main job, usually done for pleasure
VOCATION-: it refers to the main job of a person
CHECK AND CHEQUE
CHECK-: to examine
CHEQUE-: is a form in which you can sign and pay someone instead of giving them money.
TENOR AND TENURE
TENOR-: the general character or meaning of something
TENURE-: period of time of something
DRAUGHT AND DROUGHT
DRAUGHT-: the quantity of water drunk at a time
DROUGHT-: the time when there is no water
AUGHT AND OUGHT
AUGHT-: anything
OUGHT-: should
BEAR AND BARE
BEAR-: to endure something
BARE-: something that is uncovered
CONFIDANT AND CONFIDENT
CONFIDANT-: someone who could be trusted
CONFIDENT-: sure
COARSE AND COURSE
COARSE-: rough
COURSE-: a subject that you study/direction/part of meal
CITE AND SITE
CITE-: to quote someone/something
SITE-: a place chosen for either making a house/school or anything else
DISEASE AND DECEASE
DISEASE-: illness
DECEASE-: death
HUMAN AND HUMANE
HUMAN-: connected with people rather than machines or god or animals
HUMANE-: refers to something sympathetic.

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