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

‘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.”

‘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.”

‘Beside’ vs. ‘besides’

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


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

‘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.”

‘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.”

‘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.”

‘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.”

‘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.”

‘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.”

‘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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