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Difference Between Complementary and Complimentary
Complementary vs Complimentary   Wondering what the difference between complementary and complimentary is? It is a given fact that languages can be quite tricky to deal with even for a native speaker. The English language is no exception. There are certain words that sound and are spelled almost identically which... 
Difference Between Appendix and Attachment
Appendix vs Attachment   Whether you are thinking of writing a report, document, a thesis or even compiling a book, you must know what the words attachment and appendix refer to as the two terms are widely used and could be extensively confusing, interchangeable and troublesome. There is a striking resemblance... 
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Acronym vs Acrostic   Two very similar sounding words, acronyms and acrostics are easily confused with each other for the same reason. Although both appear to be the same, the key difference between acronym and acrostic is in their definitions itself; acronym is a kind of abbreviation while acrostic is a form... 
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Action vs Linking Verbs   Languages are versatile things. They can be used to convey any idea in any amount of intensity required. For this, one requires many grammatical components. English language in particular is no different. Action verbs and linking verbs are two such forms of words that are thus used to... 
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Melodramatic vs Dramatic   Melodramatic is a word that is often used to describe to a drama, movie or TV serial that is really exaggeratingly dramatic. People remain confused with the two words melodramatic and dramatic because of the similarities between the meanings of these words. They do not know when a drama... 
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Peak vs Peek   Peek and peak are two words in English language that are homonyms. This means that though they have the same pronunciation, they have totally different meanings. This creates difficulties for students of English language as they make mistakes in using the right word in a particular context. In fact,... 
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Pause vs Stop   Pause and stop are words in English language that refer to cessation of movement of an object. Stop is also used as a verb to indicate the end of something as when something ceases to exist. Pause is a brief stop or halt in movement or activity, but many people remain confused about pause and stop... 
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Few vs Couple   There are many different ways to express a small quantity or number in English language. Two of the most common words to refer to something in small numbers are few and couple. Many people use these words interchangeably as if they were synonyms. It is frustrating to see people confused about these... 
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Moan vs Groan   Moan and groan are words in English language that are very similar in meaning. Both refer to the act of making inarticulate sounds upon physical pain or pleasure. People wonder why two different yet rhyming words for these sounds when it could easily have been either moan or groan. To further complicate... 
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Much vs More   Much and more are common English words that confuse the learners because of their similarities. Much is often confused with very as it is used to indicate great quantity that cannot be expressed in numbers. More is another word that is used to express a greater amount, quantity, or degree. Despite... 
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Human Being vs Being Human   In almost any language, the order of words is very important. Sometimes a slight change or the switching of a word can alter the meaning of a sentence almost completely. This is exactly why one should be extremely careful when using any language. There also exists many words that can... 
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Flat vs Round Character   Writers make use of characterization to develop their characters along certain lines. They can have a protagonist, antagonist, round character, flat character, a static character, a dynamic character, and so on. This is done mostly to fulfill different requirements of a narrative or fiction... 
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Began vs Begun   Language is a complex network of different tenses and it is imperative that these tenses are used correctly in the correct context. However, when it comes to some verbs, it is extremely difficult to discern the difference between one tense from the other. Began and begun are two such words that... 
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Youth vs Adolescence   Youth and adolescence are both terms that refer to the early stages of an individual’s life. Because of the similarity and the close relation of these two terms, adolescence and youth often tend to be used interchangeably and at times, it is acceptable to do so. However, by definition,... 
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Hot vs Beautiful   Adjectives are useful when describing the quality of objects or situations. Whether it is a negative or a positive effect, there are many adjectives in the English language that can be used for this purpose. Not only when it comes to describing events or objects, adjectives can also be used to... 
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English vs British   It is very common to get confused between languages and nationalities. Often certain nationalities are so intertwined with the languages they use that it is almost impossible to remember that there are other words that are used for those nationalities. English and British are two such words... 
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