Tuesday 4 February 2014

Misused & Confused Words Beginning with Letter "E" #GrowYourVocab #NeverStopLearning

Commonly Misused and Confused Words 

Beginning with the Letter 'E"

Effect: (Noun) Something brought about by a cause or agent; a result. The power to produce an outcome or achieve a result; influence. 
Affect: (Verb) To have an influence on or effect a change in. To act on the emotions of, touch or move.

Exacerbate: To increase the severity, violence, or bitterness of, aggravate. 
Exasperate: To make very angry or impatient, annoy greatly. To increase the gravity or intensity of.

Eminent: Of high rank, station, or quality, noteworthy. Outstanding, as in character or performance; distinguished.
Imminent: About to occur; impending.
Immanent: Existing or remaining within; inherent. Restricted entirely to the mind; subjective.

e.g.: For example; for the sake of example; such as. 
i.e.: That is.

Yep, just me Cathy thinking out loud about the letter "E".
Definitions via The Free Dictionary


  1. Love it, you should do more posts like this one Cathy! I learned a new word today, immanent. I knew the rest but this one is new to me. Great post :)

  2. I can't even begin to tell you the effect, wait a minute, make that affect, forget it. I can't even tell you the profound impact this post has had on my use of the words; i.e. versus e.g.

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