Devise vs Device (Commonly Confused)

Devise vs Device These two terms are often confused by English learners. Do you know the difference? Devise A verb meaning to invent or place “He’s good at devising games to play with students” “The government has devised a plan to vaccinate everyone” Device A noun referring to a technique, method, tool, small machine, or … Continue reading Devise vs Device (Commonly Confused)

Systematic vs System (Commonly Confused)

Systematic vs Systemic These two terms are often confused by English learners. Do you know the difference? Systematic Something described as systematic uses/follows a system or organized method “Employees should make a systematic analysis of their failures” “There are reports of the systematic mistreatment of prisoners in that prison” Systemic Something described as systemic is … Continue reading Systematic vs System (Commonly Confused)

Intra- vs Inter- (Commonly Confused)

Intra- vs Inter- These two terms are often confused by English learners. Do you know the difference? Intra- A prefix meaning “within” (a group or place) Her marriage caused an intra-family conflict Intra-European trade is made easier by the EU Inter A prefix meaning among or between (people, things, places) The UN is an international … Continue reading Intra- vs Inter- (Commonly Confused)

Preposition vs Proposition (Commonly Confused)

Preposition vs Proposition These two terms are often confused by English learners. Do you know the difference? A preposition is a word used before a noun, noun phrase, or pronoun. It helps to give meaning to the sentence (location, direction, time, etc). The key is in the box on the shelf, by the picture frame … Continue reading Preposition vs Proposition (Commonly Confused)