BAIT & BATE
BAITMeaning: Food placed on a hook or in a net, trap, or fishing area to entice fish or other animals as prey.
Example: This fish is commonly used for bait in the fishing industry.
BATEMeaning: An angry mood.
Example: His dog gets into abate if left indoors for too long.
BAND & BANNED
BANDMeaning: A flat, thin strip or loop of material, used as a fastener, or as decoration.
Example: Victoria settled the velvet band on her hair.
BANNEDMeaning: Officially or legally prohibit (not allowed).
Example: Smoking should be banned.
COUNCIL & COUNSEL
COUNCILMeaning: An advisory or administrative body of people meeting regularly.
Example: There is a meeting of an official human rights council.
COUNSELMeaning: Advice, especially that given formally.
Example: He is seeking expert counsel for the further study of his son.
COURSE & COARSE
COURSEMeaning: A series of lectures or lessons in a particular subject, leading to an examination or qualification.
Example: He is interested in a business studies course.
COARSEMeaning: Rough or harsh in texture.
Example: He wears a coarse woollen jacket.
HEEL & HEAL
HEELMeaning: The back part of the human foot below the ankle.
Example: There is swelling on his heels.
HEALMeaning: Become sound or healthy again.
Example: His wounds have healed.
KNIGHT & NIGHT
KNIGHTMeaning: (in the Middle Ages) a man who served as a soldier.
Example: In past, teenagers at the age of 13 were made knights.
NIGHTMeaning: The period from sunset to sunrise in each twenty-four hours.
Example: The door is always locked at night.
KNEAD & NEED
KNEADMeaning: Make (bread or pottery) by shaping flour or clay.
Example: Mother continued to knead the bread.
NEEDMeaning: Require (something)
Example: This shirt needs washing.
LOAN & LONE
LOANMeaning: A thing that is borrowed.
Example: Borrowers can take out a loan for £84,000.
LONEMeaning: Having no company or single.
Example: We sheltered under a lone tree.
LEASED & LEAST
LEASEDMeaning: A contract by which one party gives the property to another for some time in return for a payment. (Past participle of lease)
Example: My aunt leased the store.
LEASTMeaning: Smallest in amount or significance.
Example: Who has the least money?
HEARD & HERD
HEARDMeaning: Perceive with the ear the sound made.(Past participle of hearing)
Example: He did not hear very well
HERDMeaning: A large group of animals that live together
Example: A herd of elephants.
Test Your Memory1. He went back to the truck to grab his fishing rod and some ……. (Bait/bate)
2. On hearing about the agreement, she flies into a ……and objects in writing. (Bait/bate)
3. He was looking for a ……of thin electrical wire. (banned/band)
4. Parking is ……in front of the mall. (banned/band)
5. A ban on school buses using the road was imposed by the county……. (Counsel/council)
6. You should seek expert ……before investing in the plan. (Counsel/council)
7. This information is useful in upgrading the college ……. (Coarse/course)
8. She was covered in ……black fur. (Coarse/course)
9. There are some sensations in my…….(Heal/heel)
10. His concern is to ……sick people. (Heal/heel)
11. The primary service was military duty as a mounted…….(knight/night)
12. She loved starry……, sunrises and sunsets. (knight/night)
13. She needs to ……the dough for about 10 minutes. (Knead/need)
14. I don't ……your advice. (Knead/need)
15. I approached a ……person across the road. (loan/lone)
16. I have taken 100 dollars from him on ……. (loan/lone)
17. A six-month ……on a shop. (least/leased)
18. I need at …… five dollars. (least/leased)
19. They …….the case attentively. (heard/herd)
20. He owns a farm with big dairy……. (heard/herd)
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