Jen’s English Tip’s – Confusing Words
Confusing Words in English
It’s / Its
It’s : contraction of “it is”.
Its : possessive pronoun or adjective.
It’s a filthy animal. Its name is piggy.
Fewer / less
Fewer : nouns that can be counted.
Less : nouns that cannot.
My aunt has less hair than my uncle. My uncle has fewer warts than my aunt.
Accept / Except
Accept : receive.
Except : not including.
The cheese factory will accept every animal except mice.
Lie / Lay
Lie : intransitive verb.
Lay : transitive verb (past tense of lie).
How dare he lie where I lay my head.
Flair / Flare
Flair : skill or talent.
Flare : a sudden blaze.
Julie has an artistic flair but her hair caught fire so she had a flare on her head
Compliment / Complement
Compliment : an admiring remark.
Complement : goes well together.
The sauce complements the steak. I compliment the chef.
Emigrate / Immigrate
Emigrate : leaving.
Immigrate : coming.
Look an emmigrant is leaving the country and an immigrant is entering the country.
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