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Saturday, September 17, 2011

22 Most Misunderstood Words in English


Most aspirants to this blog are either MBAs or MBA aspirants. Folks belonging to the latter category sit for entrance tests, which have loads of vocabulary-based questions. I have found, much to my dismay, that most students do not like learning vocab through the good old way of reading extensively. They wish to cram or mug up vocab!

On the other side, those who wish to learn are often faced with the problem of understanding and using words that are seemingly easy; but scratch the surface, they  often end up either misunderstanding the word (i.e. its meaning) or wrongly using the word in the right way or, worse, both. 

I found two interesting infographics on Grammar.net, which detail 22 most commonly misunderstood words. The lists, though not exhaustive, are very informative.


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3 comments:

Riti said...

Vocab is so interesting and cool...:)

KSK said...

nice one sir.. can i put up a request.. I'd like you to suggest me some reading for RCs.. especially on topics such as on Economics/(Obscure)Philosophy.. My concentration levels seem to be plummeting when i come across such passages in mocks.. I'd like to get a hang on how to go further and deal with such things. I'd be grateful if you could suggest me some links to such passages.. thank you sir :)

vidhatanand said...

Thank you so much. This is so interesting. Vocabulary is undoubtedly interesting and confusing too. Learning Vocabulary is really important to learn the language.