Learn The Difference


Are you wondering why am I saying the same thing thrice? Are you one of those who think that United Kingdom and Great Britain are the same? Save Yourself. Yes. save yourself of the embarrassment you may have to face if you ever wish to talk about them.
The three are different and the difference is like mango is a fruit but all fruits are not mangoes. I won’t riddle much about this and come straight.

Great Britain-: Great Britain is used to refer to the countries of England, Wales and Scotland together. And if you lose “great” Britain refers to England and Wales.

United Kingdom-: United Kingdom refers to The Great Britain and Northern Ireland. We use ‘British’ or ‘Britons’ when we talk about the citizens of ‘United Kingdom’.

British Isles-: It is a geographical term. British Isles refers to Ireland, Great Britain and other islands.

Note-: British Isles refers to geography and not nationality. So, although Republic of Ireland is part of British Isles, people of Republic of Ireland are not British.
So, figure out what you are trying to talk about and use the terms wisely.


Affect Or Effect?

Affect Or Effect? What is it?? Are these two words bothering you? Have you ever been poked on misusing these words? Or have you ever lost some marks because of these two words? Well if you are one of them then here comes the end to your problem. There is a difference between these two words.

AFFECT-: It is a verb which means ‘to cause a change’. So, whenever you want to refer to the factors that cause the change, use affect.
Example-: Millions of lives were affected after the terrorist attack.
Explanation-: We have used affect here because lives were changed because of the terrorist attack.

EFFECT-: It is used when we talk about the change, reaction or result caused by something.
Example-: Global warming is one of the effect of pollution.
Explanation-: we have used effect since we are talking about the change that has come because of pollution.

REMEMBER-: Affect is a verb. Effect is a noun.


Problem Or Trouble?

We all have some troubles and some problems. But whether the situation you are facing is a problem or trouble? Confusing?? Yes it is. The two words although sound quite similar are different.
Here is the difference-:
PROBLEM-: It is the situation that causes difficulty and needs to be dealt. You can either talk about problem or problems.
Example-: If you don’t pay your fee on time, you may face some problem in your exam.
Tell me what the problem is.
TROUBLE-: It refers to ‘problems, difficulties or worries’ and is used to talk about problems in a more general way.
Example-: A low self-esteem may trouble you throughout your life.
Troubles can always be your friend, if you know how to accept them.
REMEMBER-: Trouble is uncountable so don’t use the determiner “a” with it.
Make a point to use the words correctly. Because it is good that you know a word, but it is better if you use it correctly.

Correct or Incorrect ?

In each of the following pairs of sentences, one sentence is correct, and the other incorrect. Choose which you think is correct in each pair and then look at the answers to see if you were Correct or Incorrect :

a. The government should improve public transport.
b. Government should to improve public transports.

a. I go to shopping everyday.
b. I go shopping everyday
a. I like playing computers.
b. I like using computers.
a. I am not liking hot weather.
b. I don’t like hot weather.ANSWERS

1. a
2. b
3. b
4. b

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