Most Commonly Confusing Words In English Part IV
I have collected a few most commonly confusing words. These words almost pronounced same but they have different meanings and so is different their use. Please keep in mind that in English language each word gives different meaning at different time depending upon its use. In this post I have just pointed out only that meaning of every word that can help you to keep their difference in mind. I hope you would like my effort. I have tried my best to avoid any mistake but still if you find any, please point out that by commenting in the comment box.
1 Difference between Desert and Dessert:
Desert means a barren place while Dessert means a service of fruits served at the end of meal.
To keep their difference in mind please remember that Desert for barren place has single ‘‘S’’ while Dessert for fruit or sweet has double ‘‘S’’.
2 Difference between Dessert and Deserts:
Dessert means service of fruit or sweet served at the end of dinner while Deserts means something to which a person is entitled.
To keep their difference in mind please remember that Dessert for sweets has double ‘‘S’’ after ‘‘E’’ while Deserts has single ‘‘S’’ after ‘‘E’’ and it has also one ‘‘S’’ in the end.
3 Difference between Defer and Differ:
Differ means not same or unlike while Defer means postpone.
To keep their difference in mind please remember that Differ for different has two ‘‘F’’ after ‘‘I’’ and while Defer for postpone has single ‘‘F’’ and also it has ‘‘E’’ after ‘‘D’’ instead of ‘‘I’’.
4 Difference between Dose and Doze:
Dose means an amount of medicine to be taken at a time while Doze means light sleep.
To keep their difference in mind please remember that Doze for sleep has ‘‘Z’’ after ‘‘O’’ while Dose has ‘‘S’’.
5 Difference between Draft and Drought:
Draft means an order directing the payment of money while Drought means wanting of rain.
6 Difference between Eligible and Illegible:
Eligible means fit to be chosen while Illegible means difficult to read.
To keep their difference in mind please remember that Eligible is used for fitness of a person while Illegible is used for handwriting.
7 Difference between Ex and Former:
The main difference between Ex and Former is that Ex is used for that person who has left an office recently while Former is used for that person who has left office before Ex person.
Like the Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, nowadays is Nawaz Sharif while the Former Prime Minister is Yusuf Raza Gillani, Raja Pervez Ashraf and so on.
8 Difference between Elicit and Illicit:
Elicit means to deduce while Illicit means illegal.
9 Difference between Emigrant and Immigrant:
Emigrant means to go to another country for settlement while Immigrant means to come to your country for settlement.
To keep their difference in mind please remember that ‘‘E’’ of Emigrants indicates movement towards outside while ‘‘IM’’ of Immigrants indicates a movement inwards.
10 Difference between Empty and Vacant:
Empty means nothing present inside while Vacant means no one is present inside.
To keep their difference in mind please remember that an Empty room means there is nothing present inside the room like no furniture or carpet etc while a Vacant room means the room though contain furniture but no one is living in the room.