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Confusing words These are just a few words that I find are difficult to differentiate or that I find difficult to use properly.
Affect vs Effect
.Effect [ih-fekt]- noun, It is a result or a consequence of something. His study habits have an effect on his grades. Affect [af-ekt]- verb, The action of inflicting change. His study habits affect his grades. (Tip –when using of Affect think of Action (verb) to be sure you used it correctly)
These are some of the pairs of words that are most often confused with each other. DO NOT CONFUSE adoptive with adopted: children are adopted, but parents are adoptive. adverse, 'unfavourable, bad', with averse, which means 'strongly disliking or opposed to', as in I am not averse to helping out. affect and effect: affect means 'make a difference to', whereas effect means 'a result' or 'bring about (a result)'. ambiguous with ambivalent: ambiguous primarily means 'having more than one meaning, open to different interpretations', while ambivalent means 'having mixed feelings'.
The state-of-the-art system combination method for machine translation (MT) is based on confusion networks constructed by aligning hypotheses with regard to word similarities. We introduce a novel system combination framework in which hypotheses are encoded as a confusion forest, a packed forest representing alternative trees.
Mobile voice-enabled search is emerging as one of the most popular applications abetted by the exponential growth in the number of mobile devices. The automatic speech recognition (ASR) output of the voice query is parsed into several ﬁelds. Search is then performed on a text corpus or a database. In order to improve the robustness of the query parser to noise in the ASR output, in this paper, we investigate two different methods to query parsing.
An automatic word spacing is one of the important tasks in Korean language processing and information retrieval. Since there are a number of confusing cases in word spacing of Korean, there are some mistakes in many texts including news articles. This paper presents a high-accurate method for automatic word spacing based on self-organizing Ò-gram model. This method is basically a variant of Ò-gram model, but achieves high accuracy by automatically adapting context size.
Recently, confusion network decoding has been applied in machine translation system combination. Due to errors in the hypothesis alignment, decoding may result in ungrammatical combination outputs. This paper describes an improved confusion network based method to combine outputs from multiple MT systems. In this approach, arbitrary features may be added log-linearly into the objective function, thus allowing language model expansion and re-scoring. Also, a novel method to automatically select the hypothesis which other hypotheses are aligned against is proposed. ...
Top 20 reviews twenty grammar areas that are essential for good English writing at the intermediate to advanced level. In the review in Top 20, however, emphasis is placed on helping students to notice the gap beween their own language and correct English. Therefore, the focus of Top 20 is for students to produce and edit original pieces of writing as they learn how to find and correct common grammatical errors.
What is an antonym? You'll find the answer inside this clever book. Author Brian P. Cleary and illustrator Brian Gable creatively clarify (not confuse) the concept of antonyms. Their clever (not foolish) rhymes and comical (not serious) illustrations combine to highlight key words. Each pair or group of antonyms is printed in color for easy identification.
All languages have phrases or sentences that cannot be understood liter-
ally. Even if you know the meaning of all the words in a phrase and under-
stand all the grammar of the phrase completely, the meaning of the phrase
may still be confusing. Many proverbs, informal phrases, and common say-
ings offer this kind of problem. A phrase or sentence of this type is said
to be idiomatic. This dictionary is a collection of the idiomatic phrases and
sentences that occur frequently in American English. The third edition
contains more than one thousand idiomatic expressions not listed in...
All languages have phrases that cannot be understood
literally and, therefore, cannot be used with
confidence. They are opaque or unpredictable
because they don’t have expected, literal meaning.
Even if you know the meaning of all the words in
a phrase and understand all the grammar of the
phrase completely, the meaning of the phrase may
still be confusing. A phrase or sentence of this
type is said to be idiomatic. This dictionary is a
collection of the idiomatic phrases and sentences
that occur frequently in American English.
They are opaque or unpredictable because they don’t have expected, literal meaning. Even if you know the meaning of all the words in a phrase and understand all the grammar of the phrase completely, the meaning of the phrase may still be confusing. A phrase or sentence of this type is said to be idiomatic. This dictionary is a collection of the idiomatic phrases and sentences that occur frequently in American English. Many of them occur in some fashion in other varieties of English also
Các bạn có lẽ đã từng băn khoăn xem nên dùng Threw
hay through? To, two, hay too? Brake hay break? Vậy thì
bài giảng này sẽ giúp các bạn ôn lại một loạt những từ dễ
gây nhầm lẫn và hướng dẫn bạn trường hợp nào thì sẽ
dùng chúng. Những từ được đề cập trong bài này đều là
những từ phổ biến và hay bị dùng sai. Chúng được chia
ra làm ba phần riêng biệt và mỗi phần đều có bài tập thực
hành ở cuối.
Chapter three examines word choice and how it can accurately convey your ideas. It explains the most common misused and confused words, denotation versus connotation, and inclusive language. Important advice about the use of spell checking software is also included.
Nhiều học viên rất hay nhầm khi sử dụng tiếng Anh với những cặp từ dưới đây. Biết được từ nào dùng vào trường hợp nào không phải là dễ, thậm chí với cả người bản ngữ.Thậm chí, tại một siêu thị nổi tiếng ở Mỹ còn có một bảng chỉ dẫn ra cửa thanh toán là "express checkout lane for 15 items or less". Bạn có nhận ra lỗi sai là gì không? Để giúp các bạn xác định được từ nào sử dụng khi nào, và trong trường hợp nào, bạn cần phải hiểu rõ các thành...
In large-scale engineering projects, millions of dollars in potential losses hinge on the integrity of each and every constituent part. When a loss event arises from defective design, materials, or workmanship, the design clause determines what is covered and what is not. A clear definition of these clauses is obviously critical, yet the standard wordings found in the marketplace are often confusing and misleading. An analysis of the two industry standard wordings - the London Market Defect Exclusion (DE) and Munich Re wordings - goes a long way toward sorting out the confusion.......
Part 1 of ebook with the contents "English grammar for economics and business for students and professors with English as a foreign language" presentation of content: Explanations of conmmon errors in Alphabetical order, confusion between certain words. Invite you to consult.