I got a bit mixed up just now regarding the difference between "complimentary" and "complementary". My colleagues were arguing about the correct spelling of "complimentary drink" at a nightclub ...
I really want to know what a paronym is because we're supposed use them in class.
Many people in my area use the word "agreeance" and I find it irksome. Dictionary.com seems to be in agreement with me (har har): http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/agreeance Main Entry: ...
According to dictionary.reference.com the word praxis means: practice, as distinguished from theory; application or use, as of knowledge or skills. I recently saw another stackexchange post now ...
Can anyone point me to a (more or less) complete list of English paronyms (affect/effect, farther/further, alternately/alternatively, interested/interesting, corrupted/corrupt, adopt/adapt, ...
When should each of them be used?
I've noticed that some people use effect and affect interchangeably. What are the differences between these two and when are the proper situations to use each of them?