Archive for the ‘Vocabulary’ Category

One-word substitution

April 11th, 2014 in Vocabulary

In each of the following questions, you have to find a word from the given options which accurately expresses the meaning expressed by the sentence.

Adverse and averse

March 6th, 2014 in Vocabulary

Adverse and averse

These words are often confused.

Adverse means hostile, negative, unpleasant or harmful. It is an adjective.

Adverse weather conditions forced them to abandon the journey.

Adopted / adoptive, advice / advise

February 11th, 2014 in Vocabulary

Adopted and adoptive

These words are often confused. The word adopted pertains to the person who has been adopted. Your adopted daughter is the girl you have adopted.

Difference between accept and agree

December 19th, 2013 in Vocabulary

These words are often confused. They sound very similar but they have very different meanings.


Accept is a verb. It has several meanings. To accept is to take something offered.

Expect, hope, wait and look forward to

December 15th, 2013 in Vocabulary

The words hope, expect, wait and look forward to have very similar meanings, but they are not always interchangeable. Test your understanding of these confusing words with this vocabulary exercise.

Confusing words exercise

November 28th, 2013 in Vocabulary

In English there are several words having similar pronunciation or spelling. These words are usually confused.

Test your understanding of confusing words in English with this grammar exercise.

Phrasal verbs with call

October 20th, 2013 in Vocabulary

The word call is used in a large number of phrasal verbs. Here is a list of them.

Call at