Category: CONFUSING WORDS

CONFUSING WORDS: Await vs. Wait

Both AWAIT and WAIT mean almost the same thing – they convey the idea that something is expected. But they are used differently, so be careful. AWAIT requires an object. For example, ‘I await your answer’. The object of ‘AWAIT’ is normally inanimate, not a person, and often abstract. So you wouldn’t say, ‘John was …

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CONFUSING WORDS: Speak vs. Talk

SPEAK and TALK are almost synonymous and are generally interchangeable except in fixed expressions. Remember that the verb speak tends to be used in more formal or one-sided situations. Unfortunately, there is no simple or easy rule to follow. But there are a number of fixed expressions for both verbs.   Always use SPEAK in …

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CONFUSING WORDS: Say vs. Tell

SAY and TELL have similar meanings. They both mean to communicate verbally with someone. But we often use them differently. The best way to remember say and tell is: You say something to someone You tell someone something SAY is immediately followed by a noun clause (He said (that) he was right) or, if it …

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