Common Spotting Errors
Today, we will discuss some important rules that will help us to spot errors in exams.In this topic, we will discuss about words which are often used in similar context but they have different meanings and should be used accordingly.
Let’s start discussing these words.
- Habit vs Custom
Habit – Uneducated children often become a victim of bad habits.
Custom – Indians have many customs.
- Cause vs Reason
Cause – Economists try to find out the cause of recession.
Reason – My smart and hard work is reason of my success.
- Men vs People
Man – There are five men in the office.
Gentleman – John is a gentlemen at large.
- Shade vs Shadow
Shade – The kids sat under the shade of trees.
Shadow – He got scared from his own shadow.
- Cost vs Price
Cost – The cost of production of spare parts is very high.
Price – The price of clothes is very reasonable.
- Customer vs client
Customer – Sales Representatives welcome customers with smiles
Client – The lawyer is discussing the matter with his client
- Some vs Any
Some – I shall read some novels
Any – Have you bought any novel?
- Less vs Fewer
Less – There are no less than five litre milk in the jug
Fewer – There are no fewer than 50 persons, who got job letters.
- Elder vs Older
Elder – He is my elder sister
Older – Ram is older than other boys of the class
- Little vs A Little vs The Little
Little – There is little hope of his recovery.
A Little – A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
The Little – The little milk in the pot may be used for the child.
- Few vs A Few vs The Few
Few – Few men are free from fault
A Few – A few boys will pass in the examination
The Few – I have already read the few novels that are on the shelf.
With this, we will finish this topic here.
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