Accept or Except? The Top 10 Confusing English Words

Accept or Except? The Top 10 Confusing English Words

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Accept or Except? The Top 10 Confusing English Words/接受或反對?前十大容易混淆的字 (中英對照 精華文章)




你應該accept一個邀請或是except一個邀請?你在用餐後吃dessert或是desert
?許多英文單字很容易混淆,但是我們可以給你一些小提示,然後在正確的時間使用正確的字彙!


'dessert' or 'desert'


Dessert 指的是甜點,而desert是指沙漠。


'accept' or 'except'


accept指的是接受或同意某事,而except意思是�拒絕�。

'there' or 'their'


前者是指一個地點副詞,而後者是所有格代名詞,譬如說Their house is over there。

'principle' or 'principal'


Principles是信念,價值和基本事實,而principal是指學校校長,或是其他主要事物。

'advice' or 'advise'


前者是名詞而後者是動詞,所以您能夠advise某人好的advice。

'borrow' or 'lend'

borrow意思是接受事物,如貸款,而lend意思是給出事物,像是借出,譬如說Can I borrow your car? Sorry, I can't
lend it to you today.

'despite' or 'although'


他們意思相近,但是用法不同。Despite是介係詞,而although是連接詞,譬如說:He won the race despite his injury, He won the race although he had an injury。

'affect' or 'effect'


前者是動詞,而後者是名詞,譬如說The effect
of the war is enormous; it has affected all sectors of the economy。

'personal' or 'personnel'

您的personal
細節包括您的姓名,年齡和國籍,而personnel意思是公司的員工。

'assure' or 'ensure'


assure意思是打消懷疑或是某人放心,而ensure意思是確定某件事情會發生。譬如說:I assured him that you would be there,
so please ensure that you get to the meeting on time。




Should you accept an invitation or except one? Do you eat dessert or desert after your meal? English is full of confusing words, but we can give you some tips on using the right word at the right time!


'dessert' or 'desert'

Dessert is a sweet dish, while the desert is hot, dry and full of sand.


'accept' or 'except'

To accept means to receive or agree to something, while except means 'excluding'.

'there' or 'their'

The former is an adverb of place while the latter is a possessive pronoun e.g. Their house is over there.

'principle' or 'principal'

Principles are beliefs, values or basic truths, while principal means the head of a school, or the main thing.

'advice' or 'advise'

The former is a noun while the latter is a verb, so you can advise someone by giving them good advice.

'borrow' or 'lend'

To borrow means to receive something as a loan, while to lend means to give something as a loan. E.g. Can I borrow your car? Sorry, I can't lend it to you today.

'despite' or 'although'

These have a similar meaning but are used differently. Despite is a preposition while although is a conjunction. E.g. He won the race despite his injury, He won the race although he had an injury.

'affect' or 'effect'

The former is a verb while the latter is a noun, e.g. The effect of the war is enormous; it has affected all sectors of the economy.

'personal' or 'personnel'

Your personal details include your name, age and nationality, while personnel means the employees of a company.

'assure' or 'ensure'

To assure someone means to remove doubt or reassure them, while ensure means to make certain that something happens. E.g. I assured him that you would be there, so please ensure that you get to the meeting on time.




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