This week I learned about words that people usually get confused, and how you can remember how to use them correctly.
Lesson 106 I learned the difference between “Affect vs. effect” & “Aisle vs. Isle”. Affect is a verb that means to change or to produce something. Effect is a noun that means the result of a change.
An aisle is a walkway or a road between two sections. Isle means an island (usually referring to a small island).
- The rain may affect the party.
- My arrival time will be affected by traffic.
- The effect of the storm was unexpected.
- A lot of medicines have side effects.
- I walked down an aisle to my seat.
- I usually am in the natural aisle of the grocery store.
- You ordinarily have to take a ferry to an isle.
In this lesson, I learned the difference between “Chord vs. Cord” & “Desert vs. Dessert”
Chord is a musical term referring to three or more notes being played together. A cord is a long, thin, flexible string of rope made from several twisted strands.
A desert is a dry, barren area of land that is covered with sand.
Dessert is food that you have after a meal, usually something sweet.
Dessert has more “S’s” because you want more of it.
Lesson 108 I learned about “Your vs You’re” & “Are vs Our”
The word “your” is a possessive pronoun adjective. “You’re” is a contraction of “you are”.
“Are” can be a helping verb or a linking verb. “Our” is a possessive pronoun adjective.
- Is this your book?
- Let’s play at your house today.
- You’re invited to my party!
- I’ll go if you’re going.
- Those are nice flowers.
- Are you going to the party?
- This is our kitty.
- I love our new trampoline!
This lesson is about “Its vs. It’s” & “Their vs. There vs. They’re”
“Its” a possessive pronoun adjective. And “It’s” is the contraction of the words “it is”.
Their is a possessive pronoun adjective. They’re is a contraction of “they are” and “There” is an adverb that means: in, at or to that place or position.