differences…

~guys here are another batch for those differences:

What is the difference between dissemble and disassemble?

Disassemble means ‘to take something apart’. You can see that the word can be split into a prefix dis- and the root assemble. An example is: She disassembled the Lego creation. Dissemble means ‘to alter or change the appearance of in order to deceive or conceal; to misrepresent or pretend’. This word’s etymology is trickier: it may be a form of dissimule, which means ‘to alter the semblance of in order to deceive or conceal’. So, the breakdown of dissemble is dis- and the root semble, or ‘appear, seem’. An example of this word is: We witnessed the dissembled persecution of good citizens.

What is the difference between advice and advise?

The first is a noun, the second a verb. Advice is a noun generally meaning ‘an opinion about what could or should be done in a situation or about a problem; counsel given’ as is “You never take my advice!” Advise is a verb meaning ‘to offer advice to; to counsel’ as in “We advise you to unplug the appliance before cleaning it.” If you have trouble remembering which is which, think of the pronunciation: the verb has the z sound at the end, but you would not pronounce a word ending in -ice as -ize.

What is the difference between complacent and complaisant?

Complaisant means ‘eager to please’ and ‘showing a cheerful willingness to fulfill others’ wishes’. Complacent is quite the opposite, ‘being pleased with oneself; contented to a fault’. However, they share one meaning, which may cause them to be confused – each also carries the sense of ‘obliging, agreeable’. One could differentiate the two words by saying that complaisant is the active adverb and complacent denotes a more passive feeling. Complaisant was first recorded in 1647, deriving from Latin complacere. Complacent comes from the same Latin word, but is not found in writing until 1660.

~enjoy happy weekend… c”,)

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11 Responses to “differences…”


  1. 1 Lisa January 21, 2008 at 4:07 am

    Hi Denz! Okay, I’ll link this up. Just check your link in my blog. Do add me hre too.

  2. 2 Lisa January 21, 2008 at 4:23 am

    Na-add ko na rin ‘to sa blogspot ko. Paki-check mo na lang don. Just click my name. Pls add my domain here, http://lisalowrey.com. Na-add na kita don.

  3. 3 Joliber Mapiles January 21, 2008 at 8:46 am

    hi denz, see the bottom of Link Partners at my page http://www.mapiles.com, you were added as Denz Recreational..

  4. 4 Yen January 21, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Tito, naa naman lagi ka domain:) hehe Astig ah! Hosting naalng kulang ani ba..

  5. 5 alpha January 21, 2008 at 11:13 am

    sure denz.. i’ll be linking you up in my 2 blogs.. link me din ha :D.. salamat!

  6. 6 francine January 21, 2008 at 11:25 am

    hey bro, how come la name ko dito lolz.daya mo naman hehehe.balikan na lang kita pag andito na ako

  7. 7 bry January 21, 2008 at 11:47 am

    sure. i added u already. dont forget mine,

    http://christianbryan.blogspot.com

    TC

  8. 8 Narayanan January 21, 2008 at 11:54 am

    yeah…i’ve added u..do link me bac.

  9. 9 Aleckii January 22, 2008 at 12:48 am

    Hello, I’ve added you to my link too! Have a fun week ahead!

  10. 10 irel January 22, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    hello denz added ko na itong new blog mo so added ko na 3 blogs mo:
    ) thanks ulet:)

  11. 11 liza January 22, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    HI Denz! I have a tag for you here http://mlizcochico.com/?p=250, I hope you’re up to it 😉 Take care.


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