Words Misused in English

Use of misused words in sentences.

There are many words in English which look alike but these have different meanings.

There is a great chance of being confused about these. These are often misused while using them in sentences.
Only by knowing the exact meaning of these words one can ensure their proper use in a sentence.

To exemplify, here are two sets of sentences.
In these sentences there are two words given in a bracket out of which ones is to be used in the given blank space.

For making an appropriate application of the word in the sentence, there is a need to know the meaning of these two words and thereafter to differentiate between the two.

1. If you take an exercise daily, you are sure to………….(Loose/Lose) your weight.

2. He wears very …………….(Lose/Loose) clothes.

Meanings of Words:

1. Loose : Slack, Not tight.
2. Lose: to drop or to misplace

According to the meaning of words Lose is appropriate for sentence no. 1 and Loose for sentence no. 2.

These sentences will be :
1. If you take an exercise daily, you are sure to lose your weight.

2. He wears very loose clothes.


 

Here is another example.

1. By having a …………(closure/closer) look at them, I was able to differentiate between the two.

2. At the…………….(closer/closure) of the debate, Ram was winner.

Meanings of words:
1. Closure means end
2. Closer means nearer.

According to meaning, Closer fits in sentence no.1 & Closure in no. 2.

These sentences will be :
1. By having a closer look at them, I was able to differentiate between the two.

2. At the closure of the debate, Ram was winner.

 

Read More :

List of words misused : Alphabet A
List of Words Misused : Alphabet B & C

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