Category: CONFUSING WORDS

GRAMMAR -ILLICIT vs ELICIT

GRAMMAR -ILLICIT vs ELICIT ILLICIT is an adjective that’s used to talk about things people aren’t supposed to do because they are illegal. EXAMPLES He is credited with taking a number of illegal firearms and illicit drugs off the streets. Silk Road is a dark web bazaar where users could buy and sell drugs and …

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GRAMMAR – MIGRATE vs EMIGRATE vs IMMIGRATE

GRAMMAR – MIGRATE vs EMIGRATE vs IMMIGRATE MIGRATE means to MOVE from one place to go and live in another. EXAMPLES: Many Easterners migrated west during the California gold rush. Many New Yorkers migrate to Florida for the winter.   EMIGRATE means to LEAVE one’s home country to go and live in another. EXAMPLES: My …

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GRAMMAR – AT THE END vs IN THE END

GRAMMAR – AT THE END vs IN THE END Simply put, at the end refers to a specific time or location, and in the end is an idiomatic phrase that means “finally,” “after a long time,” or, “all things considered.” At the end of the day, we went home. (specific time) We scored a goal …

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GRAMMAR – Either & Neither

GRAMMAR – Either & Neither Either refers to one of two things or people. Either is always used with a singular verb. Either … or is a correlative conjunction used to connect two things which are the same types, phrases, clauses or words. Either San Francisco or Kansas will win the Superbowl. We can either …

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VOCABULARY – Internet Abbreviations (with definitions)

VOCABULARY – Internet Abbreviations (with definitions) Our social media shorthand is amazingly extensive. We have acronyms and abbreviations for the way that we chat back and forth with one another. Here are some that seem to appear quite often. AFAIK – As far as I know b/c, bc – Because B4 – Before BAE – …

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