Sunday, 14 July 2013

List of Words Misused in English For Alphabet C




26. Cite ( to refer) : He cited several references from the original text.

      Site ( a place ) : The boss selected a  new site for the office  building.

      Sight (view) : The site presented a horrible sight.



27. Confident (sure) : He is confident of his selection.

     Confidant (a person of trust) : He is  a great confidant of his boss.



28. Cast (to shed) : Cast off your old clothes.

      Caste ( social group ) : He is a Brahman by caste.



29. Childish ( Immature & Irresponsible ) : Nobody likes his childish habits.

      Child-like ( Innocent) : I like his childlike simplicity.



30. Canvas ( a material ) : He is carrying a canvas bag.

      Canvass ( campaign for votes etc.) : During last elections, we all canvassed         in his favour.



31.Council ( committee) : The Privy council is in session today.

     Counsel ( Advice ) : He did not accept my counsel.


32.Complement ( to go together) : some verbs require a complement to complete      sense.

      Compliment ( To pay respects ) : Please pay  my compliments to your father.



33.Course ( syllabus, route )  : The students have finished their course.

     Coarse ( uncouth ) : His dress is made of coarse cloth.



34.Cloth ( UnStitched cloth ) : His father deals in cloth.

      Clothes ( Stitched clothes ) : The child’s clothes are very dirty.



35.Conscious ( To be aware of ) : He is conscious of his weaknesses.

     Conscientious ( Honest ) : He is a conscientious worker.


36.Credible ( believable ) : His version is not credible.

     Creditable ( Praiseworthy ) : His son has made a  creditable achievement.



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