#EngTrivia: common mistakes and confusing words in English (3)

Hello Hello, fellas! How’s your holiday so far? Or have you gone back to work already?

Today I’ll share a few pairs of words which might confuse you sometimes. One different or extra letter could make a huge change.

1a. Aisle (n). Meaning: a passage between rows of seats, lorong, gang. E.g.: Where can I find ketchup? They’re at the next isle.

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1b. Isle (n). Meaning: a small island, pulau kecil. E.g.: He invited me to a new isle he just bought, but I dare not go.

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2a. Along (prep). http://twitpic.com/d6h4x2 Meaning: Over the length of, di sepanjang. E.g.: He held my hand as we walk along the beach.

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2b. A long (Adj). http://twitpic.com/d6h51v Meaning: something of great length, panjang. E.g.: A long hair is hard to maintain.

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3a. Bazaar (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h59n Meaning: a market, pasar, pasar dadakan. E.g.: The faculty held a bazaar last week and all the proceed will go to the poor.

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3b. Bizarre (adj). http://twitpic.com/d6h5gx Meaning: strange, odd, aneh. E.g.: I found this bizarre tomato on the net last night.

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4a. Breach (v/n). http://twitpic.com/d6h5hf Meaning: to break through, to break a rule, melanggar, menerobos, pelanggaran. E.g.: Someone breached through the farm last night and stole a cow.

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4b. Breech (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h5ju Meaning: buttocks, rear part of a gun, bokong, lubang untuk mengisi peluru di senapan.

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5a. Cue (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h8f9  Meaning: Signal, wooden rod, billiard stick, signal, tanda, tongkat billiard. E.g.: Stay here and wait for my cue!

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5b. Queue (n/v). http://twitpic.com/d6h6j8 Meaning: a line, to wait in line, antrian, mengantri. E.g.: There’s a long queue outside the store, people are lining up for free phones.

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6a. Envelop (v). http://twitpic.com/d6h7ea Meaning: to cover, to surround, menyelimuti, menyelubungi. E.g.: The baby is enveloped in the green blanket to keep him warm.

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6b. Envelope (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h7bq Meaning: paper container for a letter, amplop. E.g.: Someone left an plain envelope with some money inside. Whose could it be?

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7a. Forbear (v). Meaning: to refrain, to hold back, bersabar, menahan diri. E.g.: You need to forbear crying until he leaves.

7b. Forebear (n). Meaning: ancestor, forefather, leluhur, nenek moyang. E.g.: Our forebears are said to be sailors.

8a. Pole (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h7oy Meaning: a long piece of wood or iron, axis of a sphere, tongkat, kutub. E.g.: The ice is melting at the North Pole due to global warming.

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8b. Poll (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h7t1 Meaning: number of votes cast or recorded, jajak pendapat, pemilihan suara. E.g.: A recent poll shows people are growing tired of the traffic jam in Jakarta.

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9a. Sight (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h8hg Meaning: the ability to see, a view, pengelihatan, pemandangan. E.g.: The sight of his wife brought him back to reality.

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9b. Site (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h8kt Meaning: a location, tempat. E.g.: Her job is to visit construction sites everyday.

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10a. Storey (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h8x7 Meaning: Level or floor of building, tingkat, lantai. E.g.: They’re building a new eight storey building right next to the mall.

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10b. Story (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h92r Meaning: a tale, cerita, kisah. E.g.: He changed his story when his wife questioned him.

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And that’s a wrap, fellas! I hope today’s #EngTrivia session could help sort out your confusion on those words. :D

Also, for previous discussions on confusing words, visit:

Compiled and written by @Miss_Qiak at @EnglishTips4U on August 13, 2013

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3 responses to “#EngTrivia: common mistakes and confusing words in English (3)

  1. Makasih buat email nya….memperluas wawasan banget nih…. mau tanya dong, saya masih bingung nih kalo ngejelasin bbrp hal sama temen2 saya yg suka tanya2 bhs inggris gitu sama saya. boleh ya? reallly need your help. :0 so here are my questions: 1. untuk bbrp kata kerja ketika ditambah ‘ing’ itu ada yang huruf akhirnya ditulis dua kali, misalnya kata hug–> hugging, saya lupa contoh2 lainnya.  2. bagaimana menjelaskan kepada teman2 saya ttg irregular plural forms: child -> children, teeth–> teeth, goose –> geese, foot –> feet, sempat teman2 saya bertanya apakah ada pola khususnya? atau bagaimana latar belakang terbentuknya kata2 itu. Makasih banget sebelumnya…. sangat mengharapkan pencerahannya :D

    God Bless. Fajar Waruwu Kupang -NTT

    ________________________________ Dari: “@EnglishTips4U” Kepada: stuart_w89@yahoo.co.id Dikirim: Selasa, 13 Agustus 2013 7:45 Judul: [New post] #EngTrivia: common mistakes and confusing words in English (3)

    WordPress.com englishtipsforyou posted: “Hello Hello, fellas! How’s your holiday so far? Or have you gone back to work already? Today I’ll share a few pairs of words which might confuse you sometimes. One different or extra letter could make a huge change. 1a. Aisle (n). Meaning: a passage”

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