Commonly Confused Words in English: III

Hello Everyone!,

It’s time for the final batch of sentences! Let me know which words are correct!
Don’t hesitate to participate, and please ask questions if you have them.

:dizzy: Stay tuned for the answers this Friday! :dizzy:

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Hello @Patrick04! If you’re interested, this is the last set of challenging sentences. :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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Thank you @JoAnn for your Invention.

here are my Answers.


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Ok! Here are the answers!

  1. effect
  2. discreet
  3. imminent
  4. practice
  5. ensure
  6. sympathy
  7. an

:question: If you’d like explanations to the answers, please feel free to ask!

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Hey @Patrick04, thanks for participating!

Here are some corrections and explanations.

:two: discrete- to be separate or different from each other
ex. The math problem can be broken down into discrete steps.
discreet-used to suggest that someone is being careful about not allowing something to be known or noticed by many people.

:three: eminent- a successful or well-known individual
ex. An eminent writer.
imminent- about to happen or will happen very soon.
The Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary is very helpful to search new words and get simple explanations to new words, as well as examples of how the words are used in a sentence.

:six: sympathy- feeling sorry or pity for someone or a situation
ex. They expressed sympathy for the burn victims.
^ Express is the key word in this sentence. You cannot express empathy.

empathy- the feeling that you understand and share someone’s experience and emotions
ex. She felt great empathy for the poor.
^ This sentence suggests the woman has been poor before, therefore she can understand their situation, emotion etc.

Empathy is the ability to understand another person’s perspective or feelings. Sympathy is a feeling of sorrow for someone else’s suffering.

Hope this helps!