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20 'Same' Words With Different Meanings That Many People Get Mixed Up (Original Post) demmiblue Mar 2021 OP
I'm saving some of these for when I return to teaching kimbutgar Mar 2021 #1
In regard to vein-vane-vain gratuitous Mar 2021 #2
Got a train of thought started- gratuitous Mar 2021 #3
Love it...thanks for the post. nt iluvtennis Mar 2021 #4
Rein, reign, rain. Pongo Mar 2021 #5
Enjoyed that one too... Moostache Mar 2021 #6
That reminds me of the frequent mix up wnylib Mar 2021 #14
I never get "affect" and "effect" right. Lunabell Mar 2021 #7
"Affect" has two meanings (noun or verb). "Effect" is a noun (usually). lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #9
Argh. Lunabell Mar 2021 #10
Just go with the examples. lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #12
Affect is the action. WinstonSmith4740 Mar 2021 #13
Remember the first letter. murielm99 Mar 2021 #15
To simplify for you, just remember wnylib Mar 2021 #16
Me, too lol judesedit Mar 2021 #11
These are a few of my favorite peeves. lagomorph777 Mar 2021 #8
its and it's, whose and who's, bear and bare wnylib Mar 2021 #17
Ensure (to make certain something happens), insure (to prepare against an eventuality) nt eppur_se_muova Mar 2021 #18


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2. In regard to vein-vane-vain
Tue Mar 2, 2021, 03:17 PM
Mar 2021

Starting with the word "naive," remove one vowel, and rearrange the remaining four letters to spell out three homophones.

I don't know if there's another set of letters that can do this.


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3. Got a train of thought started-
Tue Mar 2, 2021, 03:30 PM
Mar 2021

You can do that with the word "alive." Removing one vowel, you can anagram to veil-vail-vale.


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6. Enjoyed that one too...
Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:08 PM
Mar 2021

This one hangs in a frame in my house (just in sight for my Trumper-BIL):



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9. "Affect" has two meanings (noun or verb). "Effect" is a noun (usually).
Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:20 PM
Mar 2021

To a psychologist, it's your observable mood (a noun). "Trump's affect covers the gamut from sullen to raging."
To a political scientist, it's a verb. "Putin's interference affected the 2016 election. In other words, he had an effect on America."

A slightly formal (verb) use of "effect" would be "Putin effected a plot against America."


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16. To simplify for you, just remember
Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:40 PM
Mar 2021

that MOST of the time, in common usage, affect is a verb that has influence or results on someone or something. Effect is a noun that IS the result.


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17. its and it's, whose and who's, bear and bare
Tue Mar 2, 2021, 04:44 PM
Mar 2021

Or, if you are in Tennessee, line and lane.

Or Florida, flaw and floor.

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