Most Confusing English Words with Exercise: Part 2

PIECE & PEACE

Piece

Meaning: A portion of an object or of material, produced by cutting, tearing, or breaking the whole. 
Example: Please give me a piece of cheese. 

Peace 

Meaning: Freedom from disturbance; tranquility 
Example: I just want peace of mind. 

PROFIT & PROPHET 

Profit 

Meaning: A financial gain 
Example: His company is in profit. 

Prophet 

Meaning: An inspired teacher or proclaimer of the will of God 
Example: They all believe in God and His angels, His scriptures, and His Prophets. 

AISLE & ISLE 

Aisle 

Meaning: A passage between rows of seats 
Example: Aisle space would be increased in the theatre. 

Isle 

Meaning: An island or peninsula, especially a small one 
Example: These gentle people consider the tiny isle their home. 

ACCEPT & EXCEPT 

Accept

Meaning: Consent to receive or undertake 
Example: She accepted a pen as a present. 

Except

Meaning: Not including; other than 
Example they work every day except Sunday. 

ALTER & ALTAR 

Alter

Meaning: Change in character or composition 
Example: They are allowed to alter the passage. 

Altar

Meaning: The table in a Christian church at which the bread and wine are consecrated in communion services. 
Example: He spent lot of time in the church admiring altar and beautiful ceiling. 

ADDITION & EDITION 


Addition

Meaning: Adding something 
Example: The town is looking beautiful with addition of more lights. 

Edition

Meaning: A particular form or version of a published text 
Example: It is a paperback edition. 

BIRTH & BERTH 

Birth

Meaning: The emergence of a baby or other young from the body of its mother 
Example: She is blind from birth. 

Berth

Meaning: A fixed bunk on a ship, train, or other means of transport 
Example: I was given an upper berth for sleeping. 

BORN & BORNE 

Born 

Meaning: Existing as a result of birth 
Example: She was born in Australia 

Borne 

Meaning: past participle of bear 
Example: The sadness she felt was borne of fear. 

BOLE & BOWL 

Bole

Meaning: The trunk of a tree. 
Example: Bees often nest in boles of trees 

Bowl

Meaning: A round, deep dish or basin used for food or liquid 
Example: Where is a mixing bowl? 

BITE & BYTE 

Bite

Meaning: Use the teeth to cut 
Example: The remedy is useful in case of a snake bite. 

Byte

Meaning: A group of binary digits or bits (usually eight) operated on as a unit 
Example: There are eight bits in a byte, and 1024 megabytes in a gigabyte. 


Test Your Memory

Take Quiz

  1. I want a ……. Of cake. (Piece/Peace)
  2. He wanted to enjoy his meal in …….(Piece/peace)
  3. ……. will be divided between shareholders. (Profit/Prophet)
  4. They feel that it is in reality the faith taught by the ancient ……… (Profit/Prophet)
  5. His performance had the audience dancing in the…… (Aisle/isle)
  6. The house is in very good location overlooking…….(Aisle/isle)
  7. She would ……. their offer. (Accept/except)
  8. All are going to the party …..… me. (Accept/except)
  9. They have plans to …… the dining hall. (Alter/altar)
  10. The church had beautiful……. (Alter/altar)
  11. The hotel would be expanded with …….. of more rooms. (Addition/edition)
  12. The required information will be published in our next …….. (Addition/edition)
  13. He had lived with her single mother from …….. (Birth/berth)
  14. I will sleep in the upper ….. (Birth/berth)
  15. A newly ….. baby. (Born/borne)
  16. He had …… all the sacrifices. (Born/borne)
  17. Many larger trees showed cankered … (Bole/bowl)
  18. Please pass me a …. of rice. (Bole/bowl)
  19. Don’t ….. your nails. (Bite/byte)
  20. Eight bits make up a ……. (Bite/byte)

Answers

  1. Piece
  2. Peace
  3. Profit
  4. Prophet
  5. Aisle
  6. Isle
  7. Accept
  8. Except
  9. Alter
  10. Altar
  11. Addition
  12. Edition
  13. Birth
  14. Berth
  15. Born
  16. Borne
  17. Boles
  18. Bowls
  19. Bite
  20. Byte
Smart Prep Kit for Banking Exams by Ramandeep Singh - Download here

Join 40,000+ readers and get free notes in your email

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for commenting. It's very difficult to answer every query here, it's better to post your query on IBPSToday.com