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Commonly confused words in English

Commonly confused words in English

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Commonly confused words in English
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Abject/Object
 Abject (adj.)
:Worthless, Wretched 
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Object (n)
:(1) A thing; (2) Aim, Purpose
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Accede /Exceed
 Accede (v)
:
 
To agree
 
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Exceed (v)
: Go beyond a limit 
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Accent / Ascent /Assent
 Accent (n
 ): (1) Manner of speech (2) Stress or emphasis
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 Ascent (n)
: Act of climbing up
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 Assent (n)
: Approval; Consent 
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Accept / Except
 Accept (v)
: To receive
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Except (Prep)
: Leaving out or exclude
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Action / Auction
 Action (n)
: A deed or performance
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 Auction (n)
: A public sale through bidding.
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Adapt / Adept/ Adopt
 Adapt (v)
: Adjust or fit 
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 Adept (n)
: Expert 
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 Adopt (v)
: Follow or accept 
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Affect / Effect
 Affect (v)
: To produce a change
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Effect 
:
 
Result 
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Angel / Angle
 Angel (n)
: A heavenly being
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 Angle (n)
: The inclination of two straight lines
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Bare / Bear
Bare (adj.)
: Uncovered, empty 
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Bear (n)
: An animal 
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Bear (v)
: Endure
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Birth/Berth
Birth (n)
: Act of being born.
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Berth (n)
: Seat 
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Born /Borne
Born (v)
: To take birth.
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Borne (v)
: to tolerate.
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Boy / Buoy
Boy (n)
: A male child 
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Buoy (n)
: a floating mark to indicate shallow places
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By / Bye / Buy
By (preposition)
: indicating agency, time etc.
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Bye (n)
: An extra run in cricket.
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Buy (v)
: Purchase, get something in exchange for money.
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Cache / Cash
Cache (n)
: Treasure
 
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Cash (n)
: Money 
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Cash (v)
: Exchange for money 
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Canvas / Canvass
Canvas (n)
: A coarse cloth
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Canvass (v)
: Ask for support.
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Carat / Carrot
Carat (n)
: A weight of 200 milli grams for weighing diamonds etc.
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Carrot (n)
: A vegetable
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Career / Carrier
Career (n)
: advancement in profession
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Carrier (n)
: One or that which carries.
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Cease /Seize /Siege
Cease (v)
: stop; put an end to
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Seize (v)
: Take by force
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Siege (n)
:
 
 Attack on a fortified place
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Cemetery / Symmetry
Cemetery (n)
: a burial ground 
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Symmetry ( n)
: Uniformity 
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Check / Cheque
Check (v)
: (1) To stop (2) To compare with corresponding evidence ( 3) C 
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Cheque (n)
: An order for money.
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Coarse / Course
Coarse (adj.)
: (1) rough

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