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Một số từ tiếng Anh dễ bị lẫn lộn – Common Mistakes and Confusing Words in English

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Let’s face it, English can be confusing. A lot of words are similar but with different meanings, as a result it is almost impossible to avoid making mistakes in English, but if you can get your head around these explanations, you might be able to avoid making these ones or at least recognise them when you see them. Words marked with an asterisk * have confusing pronunciation.

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Từ và cụm từ thường dùng sai – Words and expressions commonly misused

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By Strunk, W., Jr. and White, E.B.

Many of the words and expressions here listed are not so much bad English as bad style, the commonplaces of careless writing. As illustrated under Feature, the proper correction is likely to be not the replacement of one word or set of words by another, but the replacement of vague generality by definite statement.

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Những từ tiếng Anh hay bị nhầm lẫn – Commonly confused words

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Cũng giống bất kỳ ngôn ngữ nào, vấn đề đồng âm (hoặc “hao hao” âm) gây ra rất nhiều headaches. Nếu không có ngữ cảnh cụ thể thì khó mà phân biệt được. 

Xem thêm các bài về từ đồng âm: Từ đồng âm – Common homophones list 


Take a look at these two sentences—one of them contains a mistake:

poured over book after book.

We pored over the catalogs.

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