Improve Your English : Frequently Confused Words (5)
List below contains words that are frequently confused or misused. Learn the differences in meaning and usage of the words in each pair.
|Sometime, Sometimes||Sometime refers to a time in the future or past that is not specified;
Sometimes means “occasionally” or “from time to time”.
Can I see you sometime?
Sometimes he is very helpful.
|Storey, Story||Storey refers to “floor of a building”;
Story is “a narrative”.
That is a five-storey building.
Call you tell us a story, please?
|Stationary, Stationery||Stationary means “not moving”;
Stationery means “writing materials”.
Joseph crashed into a stationary lorry.
We can buy stationery from that bookstore.
|Their, They’re||Their is the possessive form of they;
They’re is the contraction of “They are”.
Their house is over there.
They’re having lunch in my house today.
|Whose, Who’s||Whose is possessive form of who;
Who’s is the contraction of “Who is”.
Whose key is on my table?
Who’s not coming to school tomorrow?
|Whether, Weather||Whether means “if”;
Weather means “climatic conditions”.
Do you know whether the library is open now?
I hope the weather will be fine in the evening.