33 Commonly Misunderstood Words & Phrases

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Posted on: 2nd November 2016

4 thoughts on “33 Commonly Misunderstood Words & Phrases”

  1. Almost good. But both “towards” and “afterwads” can, and do end with an “s”. It is not only “proper” to spell them like this, but it is considered more common in British English. “Toward” and “afterward” (with no “s”) is only the American spelling. There’s nothing wrong with either.

  2. Affect is also a noun when the emphasis is on the first syllable. It means emotion, as in, “She spoke with a monotone voice and flat affect.”

  3. i.e. does stand for Id Est, but that phrase means “that is” in English, not “in other words” which would be “in aliis verbis” in Latin. A better way to remember this is by using the meaning of e.g. which is “exempli gratia” or in English, “for example”.

  4. “Farther” and “further” can be used interchangeably. Although “further” seems to be used more commonly.

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