3. Phonics words
Effect versus affect
Ø His actions affect me strangely.
Ø How does the weather affect your business?
Ø Prices will be adversely affected by declining.
Ø The effect of the war was widespread.
Ø What effect does education have on the mind?
Continuous versus continual
Continual refers only to time, and indicates a series of successive actions. On other hand, continuous, implies unbroken, uninterrupted movement.
Ø A continual application of hot packs, three or four every hour for two days, will alleviate your congested condition.
Ø Her continual criticism of his work whenever he brought his manuscripts home, completely demoralized him.
Ø The rain came down continuously; not for five minutes did the storm abate.
Ø Not a sound broke stillness; the continuous silence was unnerving.
Let Vs. Leave
Ø Let me go.
Ø Leave me alone.
Principal vs. Principle
Head of department
Rule about some thing