#EngTrivia: Common mistakes and Confusing words in English

‘Advice’ vs. ‘advise’

‘Advice’ merupakan noun, sementara ‘advise’ adalah verb.

Contoh:

  • “Please give me some advice.”
  • “I advise you to be nice to your teacher.”

‘Fewer’ vs. ‘less’

Kita menggunakan ‘fewer’ jika benda tersebut bisa dihitung, sementara ‘less’ digunakan jika benda tersebut tidak bisa dihitung.

Contoh:

  • “Help me to buy ten apples or fewer.”
  • “You should drink less coffee.”

“How do you do?” vs. “How are you?”

How do you do?” merupakan cara formal bagi British mengucapkan “Hello.” Respon yang benar untuk sapaan ini adalah “Pleased to meet you,” “How do you do,” atau “Hello.”

How do you do?” hanya digunakan ketika kita pertama kali berkenalan dengan seseorang, sedangkan “How are you?” merupakan kalimat untuk menanyakan kabar.

‘Beside’ vs. ‘besides’

‘Beside’ merupakan kata depan menerangkan tempat/posisi, sementara ‘besides’ adalah adverb/preposisi yang berarti “selain.”

Contoh:

  • “Please stand beside me.”
  • Besides apple, I buy some chocolates.”

‘Fiance’ vs. ‘fiancee’

‘Fiance’ sebutan untuk tunangan pria, sementara ‘fiancee’ sebutan untuk tunangan perempuan.

‘Feelings for’ vs. ‘feelings about’

‘Feelings for’ selalu bermakna positif, sementara ‘feelings about’ biasa berarti positif/negatif.

Contoh:

  • “I have feelings for you.” (Aku menyukaimu).
  • “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.”

‘Long story short’

Dalam Bahasa Indonesia, frasa ini dapat diartikan “singkat cerita“.

‘Phenomena’ vs.
‘phenomenon’

Phenomena merupakan plural noun sedangkan phenomenon adalah singular noun.

Compiled and written by @Patipatigulipat at @EnglishTips4U on Saturday, December 10, 2011

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