- I poured over book after book.
- We pored over the catalogues.
Thursday, August 02, 2018
RECOMMENDED: COMMONLY CONFUSED WORDS (from Oxford Dictionaries)
Don't know which of two words to use? These less-than-2-minute videos from Oxford Dictionaries Youtube channel will help you pick the right one.
Take a look at these two sentences – one of them contains a mistake:
Are you uncertain which one is right? There are a lot of words in English that look or sound alike but have very different meanings, such as pore and pour or flaunt and flout. It’s easy to get them confused and most electronic spell-checkers won’t be much help in this type of situation: they can tell you if a word has been spelled wrongly, but they can’t generally flag up the misuse of a correctly spelled word.
CLICK HERE for a quick-reference list of pairs of words that regularly cause people problems. The words follow the accepted British English spelling. Some of them do have alternative American spellings, and you will find these at the main dictionary entry on Oxford Dictionaries website.
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