Confusing words! Woorden die hetzelfde klinken maar iets anders betekenen.
Een taal leeft. Ook in het Engels worden regelmatig nieuwe woorden toegevoegd.
Maar er zijn ook heel veel bestaande woorden die op elkaar lijken.
Confusing words dus!
Zowel in uitspraak als in schrijfwijze maar een totaal verschillende betekenis hebben.
Engelse woorden die hetzelfde klinken maar iets anders betekenen.
Below are some confusing words, which even native speakers get wrong.
You need a password to access the website.
You have to pay more for excess luggage.
There is a new chef at the restaurant.
The chief reason I am leaving is because….
A chef is not another word for boss.
Why is your company changing its name.
It’s going to rain.
The principal reason I want to do this is because…
This is a point of principle.
It is easy to take a picture of something that is stationary.
Do they sell stationery at the shop across the street?
The economic situation is not very good at the moment.
My car is very economical.
Their house is very big.
Could you put the book over there.
That is a very useful technique to measure….
I’m very interested in technology.
A red scarf would complement your black dress.
I would like to compliment you on your good work.
This device is very useful.
We need to devise a plan for….
Do you mind if I ask you a personal question?
We will need more personnel in the future.
I would like to accept the invitation.
Everyone is welcome except John.
The aisle in the church is very narrow.
The isle…..is very nice.
We walked along the road.
We had a long walk.
There is an altar in the church.
Could you alter the size of my jacket?
It was a very balmy evening.
That man is totally barmy.
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We had a berth on the ship.
The birth of her daughter was….
Could you pour me a drink.
The pores of my skin are open.
You will have to pedal hard to get up the hill.
A lot of people peddle goods at the market.
The desert is very dry.
What are we having for dessert this evening?
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There are a lot of currants in this cake.
What is the current situation?
The cloth is very coarse.
What course are you following at the moment?
The brakes of the car need to be repaired.
If you are not careful, you will break the glass.
There is a draught because the door is open.
Could you make a draft and we can always make changes to the document later if necessary.
The book seems interesting. I have read the foreword.
We will have to move forward before it gets dark.
I will have to put new poles in the garden.
The poll for the election is very important because…
We are going to swim in the pool.
A lot of people don’t have sight due to …..
I have bought a site to build a house.
I would like to buy a book.
The book is by the phone.
Goodbye. I will see you tomorrow.
There are a lot of deer is the forest.
Mr Brown died last week.
She dyed her hair blond.
The bird flew away.
She is in bed with the flu.
The chimney flue needs to be changed.
Flour is needed to make a cake.
How many types of flowers do you grow in your garden?
I put the box on a higher shelf.
We will need to hire a car.
There is a hole in the box.
On the whole I’m happy with the situation.
The weather is good today.
Whether I go or not depends on the weather
We were at the beach yesterday.
We’re here now.
Which one would you like?
There are many books about witches.
The company was taken over by…
Be careful when you overtake on the motorway.