10 mots fréquemment confondus en anglais

Article rédigé par : le 12 juin 2014.

Certains mots en anglais peuvent prêter à confusion, ils sont utilisés l’un à la place de l’autre alors qu’ils ont une signification bien différente. En voici 10 fréquemment confondus et comment bien les utiliser.

Confusing words

 

1. Advice (noun) / Advise (verb)

~ I need your advice. What do you think I should do?

~ I advise you not to do that.

 

2. Affect (verb) / Effect (noun)

~ The government’s plan will affect a lot of people.

~ The government’s intervention had no effect.

 

 

3. Borrow / lend

~ I need to borrow $ 2.000 from my bank.

~ My bank has agreed to lend me $ 2.000.

 

4. Interested / interesting

~ I’m interested in that book. What is it about?

~ That book looks interesting. What is it about?

 

5.  Journey (noun) / travel (verb)

~ We went on a journey to South Africa.

~ We travel abroad every year. 

 

journey

 

6. Lose (verb) / loose (adjective)

~ Don’t lose your keys.

~ This skirt is really loose. I’ve lost a lot of weight.

 

7. Raise / rise

~ The Bank of Canada has raised interest rates.

~ Interest rates have risen in the last few years.

 

8. Remember / remind

~ I must remember to give him a call tomorrow.

~ Can you please remind me to give him a call tomorrow ?

 

9. Say / tell

~ He said he would be late.

~ He told me he would be late.

 

10. Sensible / sensitive

~ Kate always saves up a bit of money every month. She is very sensible.

~ Kate is very sensitive to any criticism.

 

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