#EngTrivia: Common mistakes and Confusing words in English (2)

1. Amount vs number

‘Amount’ digunakan untuk non-countable noun, sedangkan ‘number’ digunakan untuk countable noun.


  • Sean has a large amount of money.
  • Sean has a large number of children.

2. In vs into

‘In’ digunakan untuk kata kerja tidak bergerak (non-motion verb), sedangkan ‘into’ digunakan untuk kata kerja bergerak (verb of motion).


  • We are waiting in the kitchen.
  • We ran into the kitchen.

3. Beside vs besides

‘Beside’ berarti di sebelah, sedangkan ‘besides’ berarti kecuali; selain.


  • John is standing beside me.
  • Everybody besides John went to the party.

4. Differ from vs differ with

Differ from‘ berarti berbeda, sedangkan ‘differ with‘ berarti tidak setuju.


  • Boys differ physically from girls.
  • I differ with you on this issue.

5. Farther vs further

‘Farther’ digunakan untuk jarak pada konteks ruang, sedangkan ‘further’ digunakan pada konteks waktu, tingkatan, kuantitas.


  • We have to drive a few miles farther.
  • We should do further research on this matter.

6. Loose vs lose

‘Loose’ berarti longgar, sedangkan ‘lose’ berarti kehilangan.


  • This blouse is too loose, I need a smaller size.
  • I often lose my keys.

7. Quiet vs quite

‘Quiet’ berarti tenang, sedangkan ‘quite’ berarti sungguh; benar-benar (menunjukkan tingkatan).


  • We spent a quiet evening at home together.
  • They are quite old, but relatively healthy.

8. So vs so that

‘So’ digunakan untuk menghubungkan klausa akibat, sedangkan ‘so that‘ digunakan untuk menghubungkan klausa tujuan.


  • The class was boring, so some students began to fall asleep.
  • I bought a car so that I wouldn’t have to walk to work.

9. Stationary vs stationery

‘Stationary’ berarti dalam keadaan tetap; seimbang, sedangkan ‘stationery’ berarti peralatan tulis-menulis.


  • He likes to use stationary bicycle for exercise.
  • That stationery store sells fancy paper and envelopes.

10. Weather vs whether

‘Weather’ berarti cuaca, sedangkan ‘whether’ merupakan konjungsi yang berarti kalau; apakah.


  • The weather here is very nice.
  •  I’m not sure whether he likes me or not.

Compiled and written by @ChatrineYK at @EnglishTips4U on Thusrday, December 29, 2011.




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