Labels

10 Things (20) Abstract (43) Africa (51) Arab Revolutions (26) Books (18) Business (139) China (83) Communism (33) Corruption (32) Democracy (84) Economics (161) Education (24) Entertainment (39) Europe (75) Far East (22) History (27) India (211) Indian Economy (94) Infographic (176) International (21) Israel (17) Management (27) MBA (40) Middle East (54) Pakistan (40) Politics (184) Readings (200) Religion (80) Science (39) Social Issues (139) Sport (33) Technology (113) Terrorism (93) Test Prep (52) The Explainer (65) Thought (22) U.S. (129) Video (31)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Right Write Ideas

The B-School entrance test season is about to begin. Often, there are verbal ability questions, based on the fine difference between words that are generally interchangeably used, albeit in a wrong way. 

A few days back, I found an infographic highlighting a few commonly misused words in written communication. Run through this infographic to get a hang of the right usage of these eight + eight words. I do not remember where I found this terrific infographic; however, all copyrights belong to the original creators. 



  

6 comments:

KSK said...

hello sir nice article... really helpful.. i'd like to add something.. an easier way to remember emigrate and immigrate...

one Emigrates From a place and immigrates to another place..

the point is that E in emigrates is always followed by F in from (EF should make it easier to remember) and once one knows this it will be understood that immigrate is followed by "to".. might be frivolous but thought it could be of some help.. :) hope i made sense :D

KSK said...

I'd recommend all cat aspirants to go through this site called grammar girl if they aren't aware of.. there are loads of such things with mnemonics for starters.. Cheers:) All the best :)

PS: since there is something about 'lay' too.. there is a Bob Dylan song called "Lay down sally".. remembering that would help one with the fact that lay requires an object..

Sandeep said...

Good post Mr.Jain, I would like to quote one other common mistake that I have mostly observed among Indian English speakers, instead of using come on, which could also be used as c'mon, most of them use "common", so instead of saying, Oh c'mon, I see most people saying "Oh common" :), I have observed this trend exclusively among the Indian English speakers.

Anonymous said...

very informative....words with pics...easy to remember...now it would be quite difficult to confuse between confusing words...:)

Swati Singh said...

Thank you Sir, i had a confusion between Emigrate and Immigrant and Lie and Lay, it is clear now*, thank you :)

Sahil K said...

Very good post, the compliment and complement was not known by me. Now I do and I would like to compliment you for sharing this :)