Words Commonly Misused

Words Commonly Misused : A

A & An :

A is used before a word which starts with a consonant sound while AN is used before a word which starts with a vowel sound. (A Cashier & An Indian)

According to & In accordance with :

None of the two gives a direct expression and it is always desirable to write something natural. Thus instead of writing ‘In accordance with your request’ it is better to write: “we have pleasure in sending a detailed folder you requested”.

Accept & Except :

Accept means to receive or to confirm.

Except means to omit.

Acknowledge & Acknowledging :

Instead of writing “we acknowledge with thanks the receipt of your letter” or “while acknowledging our letter of”, it is better to use a simple sentence like “Thank you for your letter of…..”

Affect & Effect :

Affect means to influence.

Effect (verb) means to cause and to institute.

Effect (noun) means a result.

Alright & All Right :

It is always better to use the word ALL RIGHT instead of ALRIGHT.

All together and Altogether :

All together means ‘all things or persons together’ while altogether means ‘completely’.

Among & Between :

Among is always used when the number of the object is three or more.

Between is used only when the number of objects is only two.

Amount & Number :

Amount refers to measurable quantity.

Number refers to countable quantity.

And & Etc. :

AND should never be used with ETC.

Thus ‘table chair, cot, almirah, etc.’ is correct.

Anticipating :

Always avoid using the word Anticipating.

Thus ‘anticipating your order and ‘anticipating your reply’ are wrong.

Anyplace, Anywhere, Anywheres :

Always use ANYWHERE in place of anyplace or anywheres.

Appraise, Evaluate & Assess :

Appraise and evaluate mean to ascertain the value or amount of...

Assess means to value for tax purposes.

Approve & Endorse :

Approve means TO SANCTION.


Apt, Likely & Liable :

Apt denotes natural tendency.

Likely means probably.

Liable means exposed to disadvantage or danger, responsibility.

As Per :

Use more natural expression.

Thus instead of writing, ‘As per your letter of….’ It is better to write. ‘As you state in you letter’.

At & About :

Always use about.

Thus AT ABOUT 5P.M. is incorrect while ABOUT 5P.M is correct.

Words Commonly Misused

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M

N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Words Commonly Misused

Letter Asking A Donation
Letter Asking A Favor
Letter Asking for More Details
Letter Asking for Donations
Letter Denying of Dealership
Letter for Change of Address
Letter for Distributorship
Letter for Employment
Letter for Hotel Reservation
Letter for Letter of Credit
Letter for Line of Credit
Letter for Product Launch
Letter for Promotion
Letter for Retirement Congrats
Letter for Scholarship
Letter for Settlement of Bill
Letter for Tender
Letter for Testimonial
Letter of Agreement
Letter of Assurance
Letter of Credit
Letter of Enquiry
Letter of Order
Letter of Persuasion
Letter of Sympathy
Letter Offering Discount
Letter Related to Advertisement
Letter Related to Despatch
Letter Related to Training
Letter to A Foreign Buyer
Letter to Pen-Friend
Letter to Police
Letter with Order
Letter with Quotation
Letter Writing
Letters about Company Shares
Letters by Clubs and Societies
Letters by Landlords & Tenants
Letters for Appointment of Dealers
Letters for Business Relations
Letters for Buying and Selling
Letters for Credit & Collection
Letters for Foreign Travel
Letters for Lease & Tenancy
Letters for Loan & Borrowing
Letters for Transfer & Assignment
Letters for Insurance
Letters Noting Discrepancy
Letters of Condolence & Sorrow
Letters of Regret
Letters Regarding Maintenance
Letters Regarding Payment
Letters Related to Employees
Letters to Local Corporation
Letters to Postal Authorities
Letters to The Editor
Letters Used in Real Estate
Letters With Postal Department
Letters With Railways Authorities

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