- is a verb meaning to consist of or be composed of.
to make up the constituent parts of.
comprises 50 states.
is composed of 50 states.
words, n.d., para.8)
is a verb and has many meanings among which are to receive something.
is a preposition meaning 'with the exclusion of'.
like you to accept this gift.
friends came to the party except Jim who was in hospital.
words, n.d., para.9)
To express or indicate indirectly.
To conclude from evidence or premises.
will imply something and the recipient of the implication will infer from it.
to imply that I could not understand the question.
he said, I was able to infer that he did not understand the situation.
words, n.d., para.11)
-means having importance in or influence on history.
- means 'of or relating to the character of history.'
It was a
wet day when Cook set off on his historic voyage.
archaeological find was of major historical significance.
words, n.d., para.14)
- of or relating to the economy.
- thrifty and prudent in management.
country was experiencing a period of sustained economic growth.
minister was accused of being somewhat economical with the truth.
words, n.d., para.26)
University of Bristol. Faculty of Arts. (n.d.). Confusable words. Retrieved October 2,
2012, from http://www.bristol.ac.uk/arts/exercises/grammar/grammar_tutorial/page_20.htm