These are some of the words are often
used incorrectly by many people. First, study the definitions and then read
the sentences that show how to use each word.
Accept is a
verb and means to take or agree to something.
usually used as a preposition and means the opposite of
She has decided to accept the job
In her new job, she will have to work
every day of the week except Sunday.
Advice is a
noun and means information or opinion given to help.
Advise is a
verb means to give advice.
The teacher gave Mary some good
He advised Mary to rewrite her
paragraph and correct the errors.
Affect is a
verb and means to influence.
Effect is a
noun and means a result.
The weather can affect my mood.
In November, a sunny day in Vancouver
has a positive effect on most people.
Fewer is an
adjective and means smaller in number; it can be counted.
also an adjective and means a smaller amount; it is non countable.
North Vancouver has fewer people
There is less rain in White Rock
than in Vancouver.
(5) Lose/ Loose
Lose is a
verb and means unable to find or mislay.
Loose is an
adjective and means not confined or the opposite of tight.
Ken was afraid he would lose his
way when hiking on Grouse Mountain.
His hiking boots were too loose,
so he kept falling.
Then is an
adverb and means at that time or next.
Than is a
conjunction and is used to compare.
Bob graduated from the Pearson Adult
Learning Centre, and then he went to BCIT.
This school is closer to Bobís home
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