People often confuse how to use compose and comprise. The words sound so similar and the meanings feel so similar that it’s no wonder these words have us scratching our heads. Let us break it down for you. [Read more…]
Some people fail to realize adverse and averse are separate words. The pair sound so similar that people hear one and assume there isn’t another word with a different meaning. While the words share a similar sort of connotation, their usages are quite distinct. [Read more…]
People often use uninterested and disinterested interchangeably to mean “bored” or “unconcerned” or “not interested.” But these words are not synonyms. Using the wrong word can completely change your intended meaning, and you can’t be having that. [Read more…]
Sometimes words don’t mean what we think they mean. And usually this is because a set of commonly confused words (1) look or sound the same, (2) have similar meanings, or (3) show up in similar situations—some words just like to hang out with other words.
In any case, this is the first post of our Commonly Confused Words series. [Read more…]