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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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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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 :

1.
a. The government should improve public transport.
b. Government should to improve public transports.

2.
a. I go to shopping everyday.
b. I go shopping everyday
3.
a. I like playing computers.
b. I like using computers.
4.
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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