A few weeks ago I wrote an article about the differences between the words plain and plane; it’s one of many articles I have on this site exploring confusing, or easily misunderstood, words and phrases. With so much content on this site, I thought it was time I created a quick, simple list of such articles so you can quickly learn the differences. I’ve placed example sentences beneath each heading so you can get an idea of what you’ll learn.
10 Easily Confused Words and Phrases Explained
- A higher plane of existence.
- The plains of America.
- He has few friends.
- She has a few good ideas.
- Break the glass in case of emergency.
- Break the glass if you must.
- I like cheese in general.
- I generally like cheese.
- The crown was on display.
- The necklace was in a display.
- The man smiled at the picture.
- The woman smiled to her friend.
- We’re ready, willing and able to do this task!
- She solved the puzzle.
- She resolved the argument.
- I answered the question.
- He answered to his manager.
- From my friends, out of my friends and among my friends…