Lesson 69

Commonly Confused Words in English I!

In this post, we will learn the list of popular English word pairs that confuse absolutely everyone. Their meaning and examples are provided below. 

Accept vs. Except

What is the difference between accept vs except?


Accept means to agree to take something or to say yes to an offer or invitation.

  • I accept full responsibility for the failure of the plan.


Except means not including; but not. Except also means with this difference or in this case only

  • It’s cool and quiet everywhere except in the kitchen.

Affect vs. Effect


Affect is a verb which means to have an effect on; make a difference to.

  • It’s a disease that affects mainly older people.


Effect is a noun which means a change which is a result or consequence of an action or other cause.

  • I think I’m suffering from the effects of too little sleep.

Emigrate vs. Immigrate


Emigrate means leave one’s own country in order to settle permanently in another.

  • He’s decided to emigrate and start a new life in America.


Immigrate means come to live permanently in a foreign country.

  • They had no choice but to immigrate.

Loose vs. Lose

Difference between loose vs. lose in English:


Loose means not firmly or tightly fixed in place; detached or able to be detached.

  • There were some loose wires hanging out of the wall.


Lose means be deprived of or cease to have or retain (something).

  • You must lose a fly to catch a trout.

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