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Pinnacle SSC CGL CHSL English Confusing Words Part G

Pinnacle SSC CGL CHSL English Confusing Words Part G

Pinnacle SSC CGL CHSL English Confusing Words Part G

In this post we shall discuss about “Confusing Words” and these are the most important for competitive exams.

Bascially we can say that Confusing words are those words which have same pronouciation but have different meanings and spellings. Such as Weak and Week.

We have started the series of confusing words. So Here is the list of some confusing words::

 

Passed/Past

Passed is the past tense of pass, to go by or move ahead of: The parade passed through town quickly.

Past is a place in time that was before now: We learn a lot from our past experiences.

 

Pasture/Pastor

A pasture is a place where farm animals graze: The dairy owner leaves his cows out into the pasture every   morning.

A pastor is a member of the clergy, a minister of a church:  Peter is the pastor of the local Baptist Church.

 

Patience/Patients

Patience is the ability to remain calm even when dealing with someone or something difficult: The teacher showed infinite patience for the students struggling with the reading material.

Patients are people who are sick in a hospital: The nurse had several new patients to get to know that week.

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Peace/Piece

Peace is a sense of calm and absence of war or hostility: We all hope for peace throughout the world.

A piece is a part or segment of something: She just had a small piece of the cake.

 

Peer/Pier/Pyre

To peer is gaze strongly at: My driver  had to peer through fog to keep the car on the highway.

A peer is also an equal and almost of the same age group: Many children take up to smoking due to peer     pressure.

A pier is a walkway is a heavy structure usually built over water. The sunset looked beautiful standing on the pier.

A pyre is a pile of wood meant to be burnt, or a fire used to burn a corpse in a funeral.

 

Perspective/Prospective

A perspective is a view from a certain place or position or a mental outlook: The perspective from this building is spectacular

Prospective is an adjective that means “possible, likely to happen”: We have several prospective opportunities before us.

 

Plain/Plane

Plain means “simple” or “a large level region”:

The doctor advised him to have plain food as long as his stomach was upset.

My maternal uncle’s  farm was on a great plain where wheat grew well.

A plane an airplane: The new pilot landed the plane successfully.

 

Pour/Pore/Pore

To pour is to dispense liquid from one container into another: She poured some milk into the glass.

Pore also means “a small opening in skin through which moisture or air moves”: Pores are all over our bodies.

 

Practical/Practicable

Practical refers to being easily used and put into practice: A small folding knife has many practical uses.

Practicable means “feasible or possible”: It is not always practicable to study for twelve hours a day.

 

Precede/Proceed

The verb precede means “to come or go before, in front of”: The flower girl preceded the bride in the procession down the aisle.The script precedes the selection of the cast.

Proceed means “to move forward”: Both the flower girl and the bride proceeded down the aisle at the same time.

 

Premise/Premises

A premise usually means “assumption”: Since the basic premise was wrong, all the conclusions based on it were wrong, too.

Premises are a house or building and the grounds around it: Smoking is not allowed on the premises.

 

Presence/Presents

Presence means “the state of being near”: My sister’s presence was comforting in my time of sorrow.

Presents are gifts: The greatest gift is to let someone give you a present.

 

Principal/Principle

A principal is the head of a professional business or school: The principal of the middle school is a woman of principles.

A principle is a belief: I avoid meeting school principals as a matter of principle.

 

Profit/Prophet

Profit is the money earned above the expense it took to complete the project: My parents made a Rs10, 00,000 profit when they renovated and sold their house.

A prophet is a person who can foretell the future and through which a divine presence speaks: Atheism is a non- prophet religion.

 

Profligate/Prolific 

Profligate is to be wasteful and extravagant: The young lady  is so profligate that she spent the entire million dollars she won in the lottery in one year.

Prolific means “abundant, fruitful, producing much”: John Grisham is a prolific writer.

 

Quiet/Quite

Quiet means “without sound or mention of”: You are supposed to be quiet in hospitals and libraries.

Quite can mean either “completely or somewhat, rather”, depending on what you mean: I was quite alone that Saturday afternoon (completely) but the hours passed quite quickly (rather).

 

Quote/Quotation

Quote is a verb meaning “to state the exact words someone else said”: The pastor quoted scripture from the Bible or Carmen quoted a famous psychologist in complaining to the boss.

A quotation is the actual statement being quoted: The children of this class read a quotation every day.

 

Rain/Reign/Rein

Rain is the water that falls from the sky: People in dry areas look forward to the rain.

Reign is the rule of a king of queen: Balban reigned with an iron fist to keep peace in the land.

A rein (usually plural, reins) are the straps of leather used to control and guide a horse: No matter how hard the rider pulled on the reins, the horse would not slow down.

 

Raise/Raze

Raise means “to build or grow”: The farmer raises corn. The mason will raise the walls of a building by noon.

Raze is to destroy: The school was razed and a new one built in its place.

 

Real/Really

Real is a variant of really : She sings really well.

Really is an intensifying adverb: My children were really tired after playing outside all day.

 

Reality/Realty

Reality means “the perceived world as it is, the true situation”: She could not tell the difference between reality and fantasy. The reality is that very limited study material is available in regional languages.

Realty is land or real estate: Realty in large cities is markedly expensive.

 

Rebate/Refund

A rebate is a discount from the manufacturer to the customer after a purchase has been made: The Rs 6000 computer cost only Rs 4669  after all the rebates.

A refund is a full repayment to a dissatisfied customer: I returned the mobile and demanded a full refund.

 

Regimen/Regiment

Regimen is a systematic plan: The actress is undergoing a regimen for a healthier lifestyle.

Regiment is a troop of soldiers: The army is made up of several regiments.

 

Residence/Residents

A residence is where people live, the house or building: The mayor’s residence is located in the center of the city.

The residents are the people who live there: The residents of the community thinks the mayor’s residence is to luxurious.

 

Respectable/Respectful/Respective

Respectable means “deserving respect or on good behavior”: Mother always told us to be respectable in public.

Respectful refers to showing respect: Be respectful of the people around you, especially if they have sticks.

Respective means “individual and appropriate”: The summer camp kids were shown to their respective cabins.

 

Respectfully/ Respectively

Respectfully means “politely and with respect”: Everyone at Pinnacle  always dealt respectfully with each and every student.

Respectively refers to the order in which things are given: I gave the boy  and the girl  blue and green socks, respectively, means that I gave the boy  blue socks and the girl  green ones.

 

Restive/Restful

Restive means “impatient and nervous, restless”: The new apprentice became restive once he knew the boss was going to call him into his office.

Restful means “full of rest, calm, quiet, and restorative”: A restful vacation in Kerela was just what the doctored ordered.

 

Right/Rite/Write

Right means “correct”: She always knew the right thing to say.

A rite is a ceremony: Final rites for the deceased were held in the church.

To write is to express oneself in writing: The lady writes a page in her diary every night to vent her feelings.

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Rise/Raise

Rise is intransitive and does not have an object: The sun rises in the east.

Raise always has an object: You can raise a crop on a farm or raise your hand in class.

 

Role/Roll

A role is a part in a play or movie: Once I did the role of Lakshman in our local Ram Lila.

Role can also mean “a function of”: What is the role of the police in the present day society?

Roll is a verb meaning “to turn over and over”: I rolled the blanket and put it in the trunk.

 

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