buds wrote:Fantastic fun applications there TAS!
I dunno if this is so much of grammar
but here are 2 more pairings that i
learnt from watching VCDs with my
1. Principal / Principle
The principal is your friend hence it is
spelt with the ending "pal".
2. Desert / Desserts
Desserts comes with two ss-es
cos we like them so much!
Thanks for the valuable contributions for the confusing pairs The one on 'pal' for principal makes it so much easier to remember!
We have another 2:
1) It's vs Its
It's - stands for it is (it is a shortened form just like 'they're' and 'won't')
How it is used: It's going to rain
Its - it is a possessive pronoun, it shows that the noun belongs to 'it'
How it is used: I could see that the dog was happy. Its tail was wagging incessantly.
2) Emigrant vs Immigrant
Emigrant - Someone who leaves his country to settle in another country.
How it is used: He emigrated from Vietnam to settle down in Malaysia.
How do you remember that? - The 'E' in Emigrant can stand for 'Exit' so you need to exit your country
Immigrant - Someone who enters into a country and settles there.
How it is used: He immigrated to Singapore to join his family who had already become permanent citizens.
How do you remember that? - The 'I' for Immigrant can stand for 'In' so you need to go into another country to be an immigrant