10 mots fréquemment confondus en anglais
Article rédigé par : Isabelle Godefroy 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.
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.
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.