Saturday, 12 December 2015

Grammar 101

  1. Pamper, pander: To pamper is to treat with indulgence while to pander is to cater to the basic needs of others. 
  2. Passed, past: Passed is the past tense of pass, it also means to go ahead of, while past is a place in time that was before now. 
  3. Pasture, Pastor: A pasture is a place where farm animals graze while a pastor is a member of the clergy. 
  4. Patience, patients: patience is the ability to remain calm even when dealing with something or someone difficult while patients are people who are sick in a hospital. 
  5. Peace, piece: Peace is a sense of calm and absence of war or hostility while a piece is a part or segment of something. 
  6. Peek, peak and pique: To peek is to look quickly without someone knowing, a peak is the highest point of something while to pique is to arouse or provoke. 
  7. Peer, pier: To peer is to squint and gaze strongly at,  a peer is an equal and a pier is a walkway that juts into a body of water for docking. 
  8. Penultimate, ultimate: Penultimate means last but one while ultimate is the last or best. 
  9. Perspective, prospective: A perspective is a view from a certain place or position or a mental outlook while prospective is an adjective that means possible or likely to happen. 
  10. Plain, plane: Plain means simple, not showy or a large level region while a plane is a flat and level surface, a new level or an airplane. 
  11. Premise, premises: A premise usually means assumption while premises are a house, building and the grounds around it.