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COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH
Common Mistakes Words
Accept and Except
Adapt and Adopt
Adverse and Averse
Advice and Advise
Aesthetic and Ascetic
Allusion and Illusion
Anecdote and Antidote
Beside and Besides
Bought and Brought
Born and Borne
Brake and Break
Can and May
Compliment and Complement
Could, Would and Should
Cereal and Serial
Coma and Comma
Dairy and Diary
Do and Make
Desert and Dessert
Do and Does
Each and Every
Effect and Affect
Either and Neither
   
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  COMMON MISTAKES IN ENGLISH  
Common Mistakes / Confused Words
  Advice and Advise
The words, ‘Advice’ and ‘advise’ can easily be mistaken, but the difference between the two is simple enough.
 
Advice : means ‘opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem. (acts as a noun)
  Note : The ‘c’ in ‘advice’ is pronounced like the ‘s’ in ‘sip’.
Advise : means ‘to give advice’. (acts as a verb)
  Note : The ‘s’ in ‘advise’ is pronounced like the ‘z’ in ‘zip’.
 
Examples with 'advice'
Smith is the best person to ask for advice on bikes.
We should listen to our parent’s advice.
I need your advice on what to wear for my interview.
Examples with 'advise'
Smith advised me to buy a petrol car.
My uncle advised me to join the army.
The doctor advised Paul to quit smoking.
Note : In American English, this distinction between the two words is not always maintained.

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Letter - A
Accept and Except Adapt and Adopt Adverse and Averse
Advice and Advise Aesthetic and Ascetic Allusion and Illusion
Anecdote and Antidote    
Letter - B
Beside and Besides Bought and Brought Born and Borne
Brake and Break    
Letter - C
Can and May Compliment and Complement Could, Would and Should
Cereal and Serial Coma and Comma  
Letter - D
Dairy and Diary Do and Make Desert and Dessert
Do and Does    
Letter - E
Each and Every Effect and Affect Either and Neither
Elicit and Illicit Effective and Efficient  
Letter - H
Have and Has Hear and Listen  
Letter - I
I and Me It's and Its Idle and Idol
In and Inside Irrelevant and Irreverent  
Letter - L
Loose and Lose    
Letter - M
Much and Many Marital and Martial  
Letter - O
Of and Off    
Letter - P
Principle and Principal Plain and Plane Pray and Prey
Letter - S
See and Watch Since and For So and Such
Some and Any Stationery and Stationary Suit and Suite
Letter - T
Then and Than There, Their and They're Threw and Through
Till and Until To, Too and Two Tell and Say
Tire and Tyre    
Letter - W
Was and Were When and If Where, Were and Wear
Who and Whom Wait and Weight Wave and Waive
Which and Who Will and Going to  
Letter - y
Your and You're