Improve Your English : Frequently Confused Words (5)
List below contains words that are frequently confused or misused. Learn the differences in meaning and usage of the words in each pair.
|Sometime, Sometimes||Sometime refers to a time in the future or past that is not specified;Sometimes means “occasionally” or “from time to time”.Example:Can I see you sometime?Sometimes he is very helpful.|
|Storey, Story||Storey refers to “floor of a building”;Story is “a narrative”.Example:That is a five-storey building.Call you tell us a story, please?|
|Stationary, Stationery||Stationary means “not moving”;Stationery means “writing materials”.Example:Joseph crashed into a stationary lorry.We can buy stationery from that bookstore.|
|Their, They’re||Their is the possessive form of they;They’re is the contraction of “They are”.Example:Their house is over there.They’re having lunch in my house today.|
|Whose, Who’s||Whose is possessive form of who;Who’s is the contraction of “Who is”.Example:Whose key is on my table?Who’s not coming to school tomorrow?|
|Whether, Weather||Whether means “if”;Weather means “climatic conditions”.Example:Do you know whether the library is open now?I hope the weather will be fine in the evening.|