In this post, I’ll share a few pairs of words which might confuse you sometimes. We’ll see how one different or extra letter could make a huge change.
‘Aisle’ vs. ‘isle’
Aisle (n). Meaning: a passage between rows of seats, lorong, gang.
- “Where can I find ketchup? They’re at the next aisle.”
Isle (n). Meaning: a small island, pulau kecil.
- “He invited me to a new isle he just bought, but I dare not go.”
‘Along’ vs. ‘a long’
Along (prep). Meaning: Over the length of, di sepanjang.
- “He held my hand as we walk along the beach.”
A long (Adj). Meaning: something of great length, panjang.
- “A long hair is hard to maintain.”
‘Bazaar’ vs. ‘bizzare’
Bazaar (n). Meaning: a market, pasar, pasar dadakan.
- “The faculty held a bazaar last week and all the proceed will go to the poor.”
Bizarre (adj). Meaning: strange, odd, aneh.
- “I found this bizarre tomato on the net last night.”
‘Breach’ vs. ‘breech’
Breach (v/n). Meaning: to break through, to break a rule, melanggar, menerobos, pelanggaran.
- “Someone breached through the farm last night and stole a cow.”
Breech (n). Meaning: buttocks, rear part of a gun, bokong, lubang untuk mengisi peluru di senapan.
‘Cue’ vs. ‘queue’
Cue (n). Meaning: Signal, wooden rod, billiard stick, signal, tanda, tongkat billiard.
- “Stay here and wait for my cue!”
Queue (n/v). Meaning: a line, to wait in line, antrian, mengantri.
- “There’s a long queue outside the store, people are lining up for free phones.”
‘Envelop’ vs. ‘envelope’
Envelop (v). Meaning: to cover, to surround, menyelimuti, menyelubungi.
- “The baby is enveloped in the green blanket to keep him warm.”
Envelope (n). Meaning: paper container for a letter, amplop.
- “Someone left an plain envelope with some money inside. Whose could it be?”
‘Forbear’ vs. ‘forebear’
Forbear (v). Meaning: to refrain, to hold back, bersabar, menahan diri.
- “You need to forbear crying until he leaves.”
Forebear (n). Meaning: ancestor, forefather, leluhur, nenek moyang.
- “Our forebears are said to be sailors.”
‘Pole’ vs. ‘poll’
Pole (n). Meaning: a long piece of wood or iron, axis of a sphere, tongkat, kutub.
- “The ice is melting at the North Pole due to global warming.”
Poll (n). Meaning: number of votes cast or recorded, jajak pendapat, pemilihan suara.
- “A recent poll shows people are growing tired of the traffic jam in Jakarta.”
‘Sight’ vs. ‘site’
Sight (n). Meaning: the ability to see, a view, pengelihatan, pemandangan.
- “The sight of his wife brought him back to reality.”
Site (n). Meaning: a location, tempat.
- “Her job is to visit construction sites everyday.”
‘Storey’ vs. ‘story’
Storey (n). Meaning: Level or floor of building, tingkat, lantai.
- “They’re building a new eight storey building right next to the mall.”
Story (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h92r Meaning: a tale, cerita, kisah.
- “He changed his story when his wife questioned him.”
And that’s a wrap, fellas! I hope this #EngTrivia article could help sort out your confusion on those words.
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