Confusing english words


There are some confusing words in English, which are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings.

9 such confusing English words are:

1. Loose/Lose

To lose something is to misplace something.
Whereas, loose describes the lack of tightness or means to set something free.

E.g.:
   • Your trousers are very loose.
  • You may lose your wallet if it falls out of your pocket.

2. Principal/Principle

The principal is the most important person, usually the head of a school.
Principles are beliefs or rules.

E.g.: The principal's favorite principle is to treat others the way you wish to be treated.

3. Complement/Compliment/Complimentary

Compliments are praises or approval, an admiring remark.
To say that something is complimentary can also mean that it is free, or comes in addition to something you already have.
 A complement is something that is added to something else to improve the qualities of each.

E.g.: The man at the door complimented my brown dress and said that it complements my brown eyes. 

The peanuts are complimentary.

4. Desert/Dessert

A desert is a dry, desolate place (noun).
Deserted means that something is abandoned.
Dessert is a course that comes at the end of a meal, usually consisting of sweet food.

E.g.
   • Anil brought dessert to the picnic.
  • This used to be a beautiful palace, but now it seems deserted.
  • The Thar desert is in the state of Rajasthan.

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