#EngTrivia: Commonly confused words (2)

In this article, we will be sharing some commonly confused words.


  • Adverse. Meaning: unfavourable, harmful.
  • Averse. Meaning: strongly disliking; opposed.


  • Advice. Meaning: recommendations about what to do.
  • Advise. Meaning: to recommend something.


  • Affect. Meaning: to change or make a difference to.
  • Effect. Meaning: a result; to bring about a result.


  • Aisle. Meaning: a passage between rows of seats.
  • Isle. Meaning: an island.


  • Altar. Meaning: a sacred table in a church.
  • Alter. Meaning: to change.


  • Complement. Meaning: an addition that improves something.
  • Compliment. Meaning: to praise or express approval; an admiring remark.


  • Ensure. Meaning: to make certain that something will happen.
  • Insure. Meaning: to provide compensation if a person dies or property is damaged.


That’s all I can share for now, fellas. I hope this article could be useful for you!

Compiled and written by @waitatiri at @EnglishTips4U on Tuesday, July 5, 2016


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