10 Common English Mistakes done by Indians
Sometimes you might have seen people confused among words that sounds same but with different meanings. These words are termed as “Homonyms”. In India, not just students even many professionals find it difficult to differentiate between Homonyms during written communication. Below are some of the commonly misinterpreted Homonyms.
More often than not, these words are misused. ”Their” refers to people whereas”there” is used to refer to places.
When spoken, these words sound almost the same and can be confusing to non-natives. ”Accept” means to agree to take something that’s being offered while ”Except” means with the exclusion of something.
“Career” means an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress while “Carrier” means a person or thing that carries, holds, or conveys something.
“Enquiry” means an act of asking for information whereas “Inquiry” represents an act of investigation
“Bole” is the trunk of a tree while “Bowl” is a dish
“Cheque” is an order to a bank to pay a stated sum from the drawer’s account, written on a specially printed form while “Check” is to examine (something) in order to determine its accuracy, quality, or condition, or to detect the presence of something.
“Berth” is a fixed bunk on a ship, train, or other means of transport while “Birth” is the emergence of a baby
“Band” is a flat, thin strip or loop of material, used as a fastener whereas “Banned” is officially or legally prohibited.
“Buy” is to purchase while “Bye” is farewell
“Meet” is to connect while “meat” is animal flesh