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~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.

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What is the difference between a ship and a boat?

The difference between a ship and a boat is size. Generally, a boat is a smaller craft than a ship. Ship is the more broad term for any oceangoing craft. A boat is a small vehicle for traveling on water. A boat can have oars, paddles, sails, or a motor to make it move. A ship is a large boat that can travel across deep water, such as a sea or ocean. A ship is built to carry people or goods for a long distance. A ship is propelled by sail or power only. However, there are two notable exceptions: submarines are officially boats and ore-carrying vessels that traverse large lakes are also called boats.

What is the difference between discreet and discrete?

This is another pair of homophones (words that sound alike but are different in spelling or meaning or both) that can be very confusing. Discreet implies the showing of reserve and prudence in one’s behavior or speech. Discrete means something quite different – ‘distinct, separate, unrelated’. Both words derive from the same Latin word discretus and for a long time these words were each spelled two different ways, but eventually came to be differentiated in spelling as well as in meaning. Discreet has yielded the noun discretion, but discrete’s noun form is discreteness. Examples: They tried to be discreet about their unapproved friendship. / The course is broken down into 10 discrete study units.

What is the difference between empathy and sympathy?

Both empathy and sympathy are feelings concerning other people. Sympathy is literally ‘feeling with’ – compassion for or commiseration with another person. Empathy, by contrast, is literally ‘feeling into’ – the ability to project one’s personality into another person and more fully understand that person. Sympathy derives from Latin and Greek words meaning ‘having a fellow feeling’. The term empathy originated in psychology (translation of a German term, c. 1903) and has now come to mean the ability to imagine or project oneself into another person’s position and experience all the sensations involved in that position. You feel empathy when you’ve “been there”, and sympathy when you haven’t. Examples: We felt sympathy for the team members who tried hard but were not appreciated. / We felt empathy for children with asthma because their parents won’t remove pets from the household.

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What is the difference between property and attribute?

An attribute is a quality or character ascribed to or considered to belong to, or be inherent in, a person or thing. A property is a quality or characteristic belonging to a person or thing, with its original use implying ownership, and also either being essential or special. However, property is now used to mean a quality or characteristic in general without reference to its being essential or special. In many contexts, these words can now be used interchangeably.

What is the difference between adverse and averse?

To be averse to something is to have feelings against it, to be disinclined or opposed towards it. Averse can take the preposition to as well as from and usually describes an attitude. To be adverse to something (the only preposition it takes) is to be turned in an opposite direction to that thing or acting against it. Adverse also means ‘opposing or detrimental to one’s interests’ and usually refers to things, not people. A good way to remember the difference is that the prefix of averse is ab, or away and the prefix of adverse is ad, meaning towards. Examples of each are: I am averse to watching a lot of television. / We are dealing with adverse circumstances.

What is the difference between awhile and a while?

As a noun phrase after a preposition such as after, for, in, within, one should use two words, a while. In that case, it means ‘a short or moderate time’. If one is using the term adverbially, it should be spelled as one word, awhile, which means ‘for a short time’. Examples of each are: I will stay for a while at the party. He napped for a while. / She stayed awhile at the party. I napped awhile on the couch. This topic is a fine point of grammar and for many uses only writing it will distinguish which syntactic structure one should use.

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What is the difference between aluminum and aluminium? 

Aluminum is the American spelling and aluminium is the British spelling for this ductile, malleable silver-white metal. In 1812, its discoverer, Sir H. Davy, first called the metal alumium but then modified the word. This is one of a number of spelling differences between British and American English, such as: aeroplane/airplane, aesthetics/esthetics, colour/color, encyclopaedia/encyclopedia, paralyse/paralyze. The principle differences are: 1) a final -l is always doubled after one vowel in stressed and unstressed syllables in British English, but usually only in stressed syllables in American English; 2) some words end in -tre in British English and -ter in American English; 3) some words end in -ogue in British English and -og in American English; 4) some words end in -our in British English and -or in American English; and 5) some verbs end in -ize or -ise in British English, but only in -ize in American English. In common speech, some 4,000 words are used differently in the UK from the United States.

What is the difference between stationary and stationery?

Stationary means ‘fixed in one place and not moving’ while stationery means ‘the paper and envelopes used for writing correspondence’. You can use the a in stationary to remember it is the adjective. Stationery is a noun. Another mnemonic to help you is: let the ar near the end of stationary remind you of ‘at rest’ and the e near the end of stationery stand for ‘envelope’. Examples are: He likes to ride the stationary bicycle for exercise. / She bought stationery and ink pens for writing thank-you notes.

What is the difference between a corporation and a partnership?

A corporation is the name used in the United States for a business association established by one or more people who later sell shares in the corporation to investors. In a partnership, there are one or more owners who share jointly in the profits, liabilities, etc., and these partners are personally liable for the debts. A partnership, then, is usually created for a small company. Once the company grows larger, it is usually prudent for the owners to change over to a corporation. There are also differences between a partnership and a ‘limited liability company (LLC)’, a ‘general partnership’, and a ‘limited partnership’. The main difference between a partnership and an ‘LLC’ is that partners are personally liable for any business debts of the partnership, while owners of an ‘LLC’ are not personally liable for the company’s debts and liabilities. ‘Limited partnerships’ are very different from general ‘partnerships’, and are usually set up by companies that invest money in other businesses.

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