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Confusing Adjectives

By Learn English - Wednesday, 10 April 2013 No Comments
Confusing Adjectives & exercise
Some adjectives are confusing they look same but different in meaning like

later and latter,

  • Later - hear later is a comparative degree of late (She came later than him).
  • Latter -   latter is just opposite of former (john and Paul they both are my friends but the former is very closed to me than the latter)

  • Former (First) - Former is used for the first person when we talk about the two people.
  • Latter (last) When we talking about three or more than three people or thing then we use first and Last
  • ForemostIn matter of counting we use first , in matter of most important we use foremost like he is the first man to reach there .

  • Farther -  about distance (Bombay is farther to Delhi than Pune)
  • Further -  about extra (there is lot further to say)

  • Elder – older than you  (She is my elder sister)
  • Eldest – older than all ( our eldest sister lives in Bombay)

  • Some - we use it in affirmative Sentence. (She wants to spend some more time with her mother)
  • Any – we use it in negative and affirmative sentence. (She doesn’t has any friend with her)


  • Little –  (there is a little hope of his reaching at time)
  • A little –  (I have little money to spend )
  • The little – ( make the best use of the little money you have )

  • Either – one from two (she was asking about to take either side)
  • Neither – no one from two – (Neither road is safe in the night)

  • Due to – due to means Caused by (he has failed this year due to negligence in study)
  • Owing to – owing to also tell about the cause but only as prepositional phrase

Exercise

Correct the following underline words ….

  1. Later /latter …..He said he will be there
  2. latter/later…. proposal was accepted by the whole class.
  3. John and Mathew both are good dancer but the former is highly interested in dance than latter.( former ,latter )
  4. The man who came former/last could not get the seat.
  5. I am going to a place that is farther/ further from here.
  6. HE has no time for further/farther argument.
  7. Her friends are older/ eldest than her.
  8. My eldest/foremost brother is coming today.
  9. The poor don’t have any/some money to spend on luxury
  10. Can yo land him some/any money.
  11. He said that he doesn’t have any/some time for you.
  12. Doctor said there is a little/the little hope of his recovery.
  13. There is a little/little milk for tea.
  14. Use the little/a little money you have in beneficial task.
  15. Either/neither of two candidate s can be selected.
  16. Neither/either r of two candidates is fit for this job.
  17. He took this decision due to/owing to some domestic reason.
  18. Owing to/ due to some problems he couldn’t reach at the time.

Solved Exercise

  1. Later He said he will be there
  2. latter proposal was accepted by the whole class.
  3. John and Mathew both are good dancer but the former is highly interested in dance  than latter.
  4. The man who came last could not get the seat.
  5. I am going to a place that is farther from here.
  6. HE has no time for further argument.
  7. Her friends are older than her.
  8. My eldest/ elder brother is coming today.
  9. The poor don’t have any money to spend on luxury
  10. Can you land him some money.
  11. He said that he doesn’t have any time for you.
  12. Doctor said there is a little hope of his recovery.
  13. There is a little milk for tea.
  14. Use the little money you have in beneficial task.
  15. Either of two candidate s can be selected.
  16. Neither of two candidates is fit for this job.
  17. He took this decision due to some domestic reason.
  18. Owing to some problems he couldn’t reach at the time.




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