One I'd love to see in this series is "tow the line" (vs. toe the line). Also "peek" and "peak".
Anyway I came here to say what I see jlamb has also mentioned, that the dies does not have anything to do with dice or dyes, but die-casting. The process where molten metal is poured into a mould oops, mold I mean :D. (had to learn all about it in my studies, but forgot so much of it allready)
Quite clearly someone at some point mispronounced longue as lounge and others have assumed that's how it's pronounced. Just because people have got it wrong and Google 'chaise lounge' doesn't make it an alternative!
I couldn't figure out what was wrong. I was picturing bears with chainsaws.
If you are just talking about effected it means, well to cause the effect.. to give an outcome (not to be confused with to affect that outcome)
Like noone would have meant "insect" Bea, they definitely meant wife of uncle.
Only the cases when if you used a synonym and people would say, no that is not what I was trying to say. Would not be a matter of being spelled wrong. That is my opinion on it.
(And sorry if there is any bad grammar or construction of sentences in this, I am sure there is, English is not my mother tongue)
The word it’s is always short for ‘it is’ (as in it's raining), or in informal speech, for ‘it has’ (as in it's got six legs).
The word its means ‘belonging to it’ (as in hold its head still while I jump on its back). It is a possessive pronoun like his.
I don't get how you didn't realize áll of the words in this quiz are existing words. Really, how could you miss that?
* Just as a quick test, see if you can tell which of the following words
In fact, they all are. So was misspelled at the end of the
preceeding paragraph. So was preceding just there. I'm sorry,
I'll stop. But I trust you get the point that English can be a
maddeningly difficult language to spell correctly.
It is simply not the same meaning.
If we need to guess what the person really wanted to say but didn't use the proper word for it, it will be really hard.
I'm trying to think of a watertight version, tricky but how about:
"The drunkard's gate was wobbly as he meandered."
The trouble is that gates are often wobbly/unsteady...
"The drunkard affected a steady gate even as he meandered."