"Language is the House of Being."
- Heidegger, Philosopher
Few - very little
A few - some
Quite a few - (surprisingly) many
Objective - choice, opinion, interpretation, emotion ...
Subjective - observable, measurable, fact ...
Option - the things spread before us to choose
E.g. The options are television, mixer and grinder.
Choice - our decision based on the available options
E.g. I choose the third option. The third option is my choice.
Keep - retain possession
e.g. keep the ch
Put - place in a particular position
e.g. put the coins on the table
Take class - be a student
Teach class - be a teacher
Marriage - the institution
Wedding - the ceremony
Buy - small products
Purchase - big products, contracts, formal
Assumption - informal context, belief without evidence
Premise - formal context, belief without evidence
Measure - concrete attribute
Metric - abstract attribute
Allocate -set aside for a specific purpose
e.g. The GOI allocated 1000 acres in Palakkad for the new IIT.
e.g. The GOI allotted 10 kgs of rice to the victims of Chennai floods.
Assume - I assume Malayalees are secular.
Presume - I presume Malayalees are secular due to the communal harmony prevailing in Kerala.
Escape from - Two prisoners escaped from the Trivandrum central prison yesterday night.
Escape - The thought of going for the date escaped me in my busy schedule during the day.
Stay - temporary accommodation
e.g. Tiago and family stayed in a hotel for more than a month last year.
Live - permanent accommodation
e.g. I live in San Andreas.
Fast (v.) - Fast (adv.)
Slow (v.) - Slowly (adv.)
Lose - I lose my cool when people complain about their bosses.
Loose - The trousers became loose after I lost weight.
Sacrosanct - holy
Sacrilegious - sinful
PractICE - I have a practice session tomorrow.
PractISe - I need to practise for the practice session tomorrow.
That - restrictive pronoun
Which - non restrictive pronoun
Acronym - IIT, NATO
Abbreviation - mr., etc., dr.
Compare to - point out similarities
Compare with - point out dissimilarities
May - to express what is possible, factual or could be factual
E.g May I take a vacation next month?
Might - to express what is hypothetical, counterfactual, remotely possible
E.g. If my boss agrees I might take a vacation next month.
May - used for permission, showing an ability, and obligation
E.g. May I take a vacation next month?
Shall - used in conveying offers, suggestions, and requests
E.g. Shall I go and get it for you?
Comprise - whole divided into parts
E.g. India comprises 29 states.
Compose - parts join together to form the whole
E.g. 29 states compose India.
India is composed of 29 states.
Latitude - length
E.g. Equator is the longest latitude.
Longitude - breadth
E.g. Only one latitude passes over India.