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    Default Help With Commonly misused words

    Hi, I am having trouble with an assignment that I have today.
    The assignment is to pick 3 sets of words that I would have trouble contrasting.
    My choices where.
    Allusion and Illusion
    Vain, Vane, and Vein
    Summery and Summary

    I have all the definitions of these words.
    Now, I have to come up with strategies to remember the diffrence between the two words.
    I am having a hard time with this!
    Help please
    Thank you

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    Default Re: Help With Commonly misused words

    Quote Originally Posted by KBooker View Post
    Hi, I am having trouble with an assignment that I have today.
    The assignment is to pick 3 sets of words that I would have trouble contrasting.
    My choices where.
    Allusion and Illusion
    Vain, Vane, and Vein
    Summery and Summary

    I have all the definitions of these words.
    Now, I have to come up with strategies to remember the diffrence between the two words.
    I am having a hard time with this!
    Help please
    Thank you
    Hi

    The only thing you have to do is to use these troublesome words in appropriate contexts.
    Strategies: reading comprehension, repetition, exercise and ..:

    I hope these help:

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    Reading Comprehension...


    Allusion vs. Illusion***
    Allusion: an indirect reference to something.
    There are many wonderful classical allusions in this story.
    Illusion: a false impression
    Despite Umbridge’s smiles, no one fell for the illusion.

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    When you have vanity you are conceited: you are vain. “You’re so vain you probably think this song is about you.” This spelling can also mean “futile,” as in “All my love’s in vain” (fruitless). Note that when Ecclesiastes says that “all is vanity” it doesn’t mean that everything is conceited, but that everything is pointless.
    A vane is a blade designed to move or be moved by gases or liquid, like a weathervane.
    A vein is a slender thread of something, like blood in a body or gold in a mine. It can also be a line of thought, as in “After describing his dog’s habit of chewing on the sofa, Carlos went on in the same vein for several minutes.”
    vain/vane/vein

    When the weather is warm and summery and you don’t feel like spending a lot of time reading that long report from the restructuring committee, just read the summary.

    summary/summery
    summary, summaries- WordWeb dictionary definition

    Regards
    Last edited by Teia; 18-Mar-2007 at 22:03.

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