Some commonly confused or misunderstood words

Difference between ‘effect’ and affect’

‘effect’ is used as a noun; for instance: the effect of medicine on the patient is severe

‘affect’ is used as a verb; for instance: the medicine affected the patient severely.

Confusion with ‘opposite’ and ‘apposite’

We often pronounce ‘opposite’ and ‘apposite’ and most of the English users don’t know that ‘apposite’ as a word exists separately.  ‘opposite’ is pronounced with the sound of  ‘o’ , and it means ‘contrary’. On the other hand. ‘apposite’ is pronounced  with the sound of ‘a’ and means ‘appropriate’.

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