Selecting the right word when you write helps you communicate clearly. Many words in the English language can be mixed-up with another word that sounds like it or looks similar, such as adapt and adept or affect and effect. I have listed a few of these troublesome words, what they mean, and how to use them correctly in a sentence; this list of definitions, however, can not replace your dictionary.

By discussing every meaning of possible confusing words, I try to show how one word differs from another in a group of words that sound or look very much alike. I hope this book will benefit those who wish to speak and write proper and effective English.


  • Example of Words
  • Easy to Understand
  • Developed together with a UK Based Publishing Company
  • With Explanations and References
  • Suitable for Malaysian Students
  • Suitable for Primary & Secondary School students
  • UPSR, PT3 & SPM Friendly

Instructor Biography

Prestasi is primarily a publisher of educational materials, focusing on pre-school, primary and secondary school education. While most of the educational materials are based on the Malaysian National School Curriculum, the company also publishes other non-curriculum based educational materials such as, general reference and self-help books.

Our books go through stringent screening, by our expert team of teachers, language experts and educational consultants before they are creatively pieced together by our experienced editors to create a product that is comprehensive, resilient and invaluable that is fit for printing. We constantly revise our books to be abreast with the national education syllabus to provide what’s best for our readers.

Since our inception in 2000, we have published millions of books and educational aids for the school-going children from the urban and the sub-urban areas to the rural areas of Malaysia; Prestasi has been an integral force in guiding our students and educators on their journey towards attaining knowledge. Our mission is to educate all, beginning with the Pre-schoolers up to the Secondary schoolers, with our books that are suitable for people of all ages.

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