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Use of English - Common Mistakes

1 accept or except?

2 acceptance or acceptation?

3 accompanied by or accompanied with?

4 administer or administrate?

5 adverse or averse?

6 affect or effect? (affectation, affected, affection) (effective, effectual, effectuate)

7 alright or all right?

8 altar or alter?

9 alternate or alternative?

10 ambiguous or ambivalent?

11 ameliorate or alleviate?

12 analyse / analyze / analysis

13 answer, respond, reply, rejoin, or retort

14 antidote or anectode?

15 anymore or any more?

16 Appositive phrase

17 appraise or apprise?

18 assumably or presumably?

19 bare, barely or bear?

20 based on or based around?

21 basicly or basically?

22 bazaar or bizarre

23 bored of or bored with?

24 childish or childlike?

25 cite, site or sight?

26 coarse or course?

27 compare or contrast?

28 complement or compliment?

29 component or opponent?

30 comprise or comprise of?

31 conducive for or conducive to?

32 conform to or conform with?

33 confuse with, confuse by, confuse in, confuse about or confuse for?

34 connection or connexion?

35 consensus or concensus?

36 consist to, consist of or consist in?

37 continual or continuous?

38 cortage or cortege?

39 council or counsel?

40 crossified or crucified?

41 data / datum / datums

42 delayed / delayered / delated / deleted

43 dependent or dependant?

44 descend / descent

45 descendents or descendants?

46 desert or dessert?

47 different from, different to or different than?

48 discreet or discrete?

49  discussed or disgust?

50  documented or documentated?

51  dominate or dominant?

52  draft or draught?

53  dual or duel?

54  e.g. or i.e. - abbreviation mistakes.

55  eclipse / political eclipse / to be eclipsed / to eclipse / in eclipse

56  elicit or illicit?

57 emergent or emergency?

58 enormity, enormous or enormousness?

59  equivocal or equivocable?

60  everyday or every day?

61  exhilarator or accelerator?

62  exuberant price or exorbitant price?

63  farther or further?

64  fatal or fateful?

65  fellow or feller?

66  ferment or foment?

67 fewer than or less than?

68 flounder or founder?

69  flustrated or frustrated?

70  foot / hotfoot / wrongfoot / to foot the bill etc.

71  foresee or forsee?

72  formally or formerly?

73  fortunate or fortuitous?

74  forward or foreword?

75  freedom or liberty?

76  geographic or geographical?

77 graffitti is or graffitti are?

78 gratis or gratuitous?

79  grisly or grizzly?

80  gypsy or gipsy?

81  habitable, uninhabitable or inhabitable?

82  has-been

83  healthful or healthy?

84  heroin or heroine?

85  hippie or hippy?

86  historic or historical?

87 HIV virus

88 holiday, vacation or public holidays?

89  homogeneous or homogenous?

90  hot or warm?

91  hypocritical or hypercritical?

92  illusion or allusion?

93  immigrate or emigrate?

94  impertinent or irrelevant?

95  imply or infer?

96  improvise / improvize + noun forms

97 inclosure or enclosure?

98 incredible or incredulous?

99  insure, assure or ensure?

100  irritate or aggravate?

101  judgment or judgement?

102  lend or loan?

103  literal / literary / literate / literacy / literature / literally

104  loathe, loath or loth?

105  luxuriant or luxurious?

106  may happen / might happen

107 mobile phone, cell phone or cellie?

108 nauseous, nauseated or nausea?

109  only

110  oriented or orientated?

111  oven or cooker?

112  palate or pallet?

113  paradox or dichotomy?

114  passed or past?

115  peace or piece?

116  peasant or pheasant?

117 people or peoples?

118 personal, personalized or personnel?

119  persuade or convince?

120  petrol or gas?

121  pissed off

122  plaster or bandage?

123  plausible (implausible , plausibility)

124  pole or poll?

125  pore or pour?

126  post or mail?

127 pray or prey?

128 precede or proceed?

129  predominant or predominate?

130  premier or premiere?

131  prescribe or proscribe?

132  prevaricate / procrastinate

133  preventive or preventative?

134  principle or principal?

135  prophecy or prophesy?

136  quash or squash?

137 recent or resent?

138 refer or allude?

139  refute

140  refute or refutation?

141  regardless or irregardless?

142  rein, reignate or reign?

143  repel or repulse?

144  respect or aspect?

145  revert / revert back

146  role or roll?

147 roommate or flatmate?

148 scan or skim?

149  seam or seem?

150  sensual or sensuous?

151  soccer or football?

152  solicitor, barrister, advocate or attorney?

153  spin-off / spin off / spinoff

154  stationary or stationery?

155  thesis or dissertation?

156  toward or towards?

157 troop or troupe?

158 turbid or turgid?

159  uninterested, disintersted or not interested?

160  vary or differ?

161  Will versus Shall

162  women or wimmin?

163  yard or garden?

 

appraise or apprise?

The contention between 'to appraise' and ' to apprise' is that in spite of similar pronunciation and appearance at first sight, they have nothing else in common. When we have some goods or materials and we have to set a price or value on them (mostly in a shop) we say that we appraise them and as a result, the price of every material or anything to be sold is given. On the other hand, when we want to inform ourselves or someone else about something or somebody we are allowed to use a verb 'apprise', often used in passive voice with preposition 'of meaning: to inform or to acquaint. This verb - as I have noticed - is used by newspapers in order to avoid repeating of'to inform' in a number of articles.

"The public also needs to be apprised of the process of ethical drug development." " But all this, I doubt not, you are apprised of."

"The bailiffs must account for all borough revenues; making other ordinances; granting leases of common soil; and appraising distrained goods."

"On the other hand, oaths of office also show a realistic appraisal of the opportunities available for misuse of power; as the saying goes, there is no smoke without fire." "They learn to make responsible choices by learning to appraises arguments and consider evidence relevant to what they have to decide."

 

 

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