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.
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.
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.
2b. A long (Adj). http://twitpic.com/d6h51v Meaning: something of great length, panjang. E.g.: A long hair is hard to maintain.
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.
3b. Bizarre (adj). http://twitpic.com/d6h5gx Meaning: strange, odd, aneh. E.g.: I found this bizarre tomato on the net last night.
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.
4b. Breech (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h5ju Meaning: buttocks, rear part of a gun, bokong, lubang untuk mengisi peluru di senapan.
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
9b. Site (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h8kt Meaning: a location, tempat. E.g.: Her job is to visit construction sites everyday.
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.
10b. Story (n). http://twitpic.com/d6h92r Meaning: a tale, cerita, kisah. E.g.: He changed his story when his wife questioned him.
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:
- #EngTrivia: common mistakes and confusing words in English,
- #EngTrivia: common mistakes and confusing words in English (2), and
- #EngClass: Commonly confused words