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الموضوع: Confused Words

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    عضو مميز الصورة الرمزية قمر بلحاج
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    افتراضي Confused Words

    Confused Words
    Words that sound alike or nearly alike but have different meanings often cause writers trouble. Here are a few of the most common pairs with correct definitions and examples
    ACCEPT-to receive
    ex: He accepts defeat well
    EXCEPT-to take or leave out
    ex: Please take all the books off the shelf except for the red one

    AFFECT-to influence
    ex: Lack of sleep affects the quality of your work
    EFFECT-n., result, v., to accomplish
    ex: The subtle effect of the lighting made the room look ominous
    ex: Can the university effect such a change without disrupting classes

    A LOT (two words)-many
    ALOT (one word)-Not the correct form

    ALLUSION-an indirect reference
    ex: The professor made an allusion to Virginia Woolf's work
    ILLUSION-a false perception of reality
    ex: They saw a mirage: that is a type of illusion one sees in the desert

    ALL READY-prepared
    ex: Dinner was all ready when the guests arrived
    ALREADY-by this time
    ex: The turkey was already burned when the guests arrived

    An altar is a table or stand upon which religious ceremonies are performed
    Alter means to change

    ALTOGETHER-entirely
    ex: Altogether, I thought that the student's presentation was well planned
    ALL TOGETHER-gathered, with everything in one place
    ex: We were all together at the family reunion last spring

    APART-to be separated
    ex: The chain-link fence kept the angry dogs apart. OR My old car fell apart before we reached California
    A PART-to be joined with
    ex: The new course was a part of the new field of study at the university. OR A part of this plan involves getting started at dawn

    ASCENT- climb
    ex: The plane's ascent made my ears pop
    ASSENT-agreement
    ex: The martian assented to undergo experiments

    BREATH-noun, air inhaled or exhaled
    ex: You could see his breath in the cold air
    BREATHE-verb, to inhale or exhale
    ex: If you don't breathe, then you are dead

    CITE-to quote or document
    ex: I cited ten quotes from the same author in my paper
    SIGHT-vision
    ex: The sight of the American flag arouses different emotions in different parts of the world
    SITE-position or place
    ex: The new office building was built on the site of a cemetery

    COMPLEMENT-noun, something that completes; verb, to complete
    ex: A nice dry white wine complements a seafood entree
    COMPLIMENT-noun, praise; verb, to praise
    ex: The professor complimented Betty on her proper use of a comma

    CONSCIENCE-sense of right and wrong
    ex: The student's conscience kept him from cheating on the exam
    CONSCIOUS-awake
    ex: I was conscious when the burglar entered the house

    COUNCIL-a group that consults or advises
    ex: The men and women on the council voted in favor of an outdoor concert in their town
    COUNSEL-to advise
    ex: The parole officer counseled the convict before he was released

    A desert is a dry sandy place. You place the accent on the first syllable
    Dessert is the sweet stuff you generally eat after a meal. You accent the second syllable

    ELICIT-to draw or bring out
    ex: The teacher elicited the correct response from the student
    ILLICIT-illegal
    ex: The Columbian drug lord was arrested for his illicit activities

    EMINENT-famous, respected
    ex: The eminent podiatrist won the Physician of the Year award
    IMMANENT-inherent or intrinsic
    ex: The meaning of the poem was immanent, and not easily recognized
    IMMINENT-ready to take place
    ex: A fight between my sister and me is imminent from the moment I enter my house

    LEAD-noun, a type of metal
    ex: Is that pipe made of lead
    LED-verb, past tense of the verb to lead
    ex: She led the campers on an over-night hike

    LIE-to lie down (a person or animal. hint: people can tell lies
    ex: I have a headache, so I'm going to lie down for a while.
    (also lying, lay, has/have lain--The dog has lain in the shade all day; yesterday, the dog lay there for twelve hours
    LAY-to lay an object down
    ex: "Lay down that shotgun, Pappy!" The sheriff demanded of the crazed moonshiner
    ex: The town lay at the foot of the mountain
    (also laying, laid, has/have laid--At that point, Pappy laid the shotgun on the ground)

    LOSE--verb, to misplace or not win
    ex: Mom glared at Mikey. "If you lose that new lunchbox, don't even think of coming home!"
    LOOSE--adjective, to not be tight; verb (rarely used)--to release
    ex: The burglar's pants were so loose that he was sure to lose the race with the cop chasing him
    ex: While awaiting trial, he was never set loose from jail because no one would post his bail

    PASSED-verb, past tense of "to pass," to have moved
    ex: The tornado passed through the city quickly, but it caused great damage
    PAST-belonging to a former time or place
    ex: Who was the past president of Microsquish Computers


    A piece is a portion or fragment of something
    Peace is the opposite of war
    Peas are small green vegetables

    PRECEDE-to come before
    ex: Pre-writing precedes the rough draft of good papers
    PROCEED-to go forward

    PRINCIPAL-adjective, most important; noun, a person who has authority
    ex: The principal ingredient in chocolate chip cookies is chocolate chips
    ex: The principal of the school does the announcements each morning
    PRINCIPLE-a general or fundamental truth
    ex: The study was based on the principle of gravity

    QUOTE-verb, to cite
    ex: I would like to quote Dickens in my next paper
    QUOTATION-noun, the act of citing
    ex: The book of famous quotations inspired us all

    A roll is
    a small piece of bread
    a piece of paper that has been turned into a tube
    a verb meaning "to turn (paper) into a tube"
    a verb meaning "to turn over and over" (e.g. rolling down a hill)
    a list of people in a group ("I'm going to call the roll")
    A role is a part in a play, the function you perform in a certain group

    STATIONARY-standing still
    ex: The accident was my fault because I ran into a stationary object
    STATIONERY-writing paper
    ex: My mother bought me stationery that was on recycled paper

    THAN-use with comparisons
    ex: I would rather go out to eat than eat at the dining hall
    THEN-at that time, or next
    ex: I studied for my exam for seven hours, and then I went to bed

    THEIR-possessive form of they
    ex: Their house is at the end of the block
    THERE-indicates location (hint: think of "here and there
    ex: There goes my chance of winning the lottery
    THEY'RE-contraction for "they are
    ex: They're in Europe for the summer--again

    THROUGH-by means of; finished; into or out of
    THREW-past tense of throw
    ex: She threw away his love letters
    THOROUGH-careful or complete
    ex: John thoroughly cleaned his room; there was not even a speck of dust when he finished
    THOUGH-however; nevertheless
    ex: He's really a sweetheart though he looks tough on the outside
    THRU-abbreviated slang for through; not appropriate in standard writing
    ex: We're thru for the day

    TO-toward
    ex: I went to the University of Richmond
    TOO-also, or excessively
    ex: He drank too many screwdrivers and was unable to drive home
    TWO-a number
    ex: Only two students did not turn in the assignment


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    مشرفة الاقسام الاكاديمية الصورة الرمزية تمارا احمد
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    افتراضي رد: Confused Words

    بارك الله بكم وجزاكم الخير

    عضو في نادي ماركا الأكاديمي


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    مراقب عام الصورة الرمزية Eiman
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    جزاك الله خيرا
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