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Late vs LatelyCommonly Confused Words
Late refers to coming or remaining after the due, usual, or proper time. Lately means the recent period of time. It usually takes a Present Perfect Tense.
Just Now vs Right Now vs Presently:Commonly Confused Words
Just now, right now and presently are often confusedly replaced with each other, while they don't mean exactly the same, though they have similar connotations.
Hard vs HardlyCommonly Confused Words
Hard and hardly are often confusedly used as similar words. However, they do differ. While hard has a positive connotation, hardly has a very negative impact in a sentence.
First vs FastCommonly Confused Words
First refers to someone or something or someone’s actions which happen before everything else. Fast can both be an adjective and adverb which means quick or quickly.
By And By vs GraduallyCommonly Confused Words
By and by means ‘after a short and/or undetermined period of time.’ Gradually refers to something happening in a gradual way; slowly; by degrees.
Before vs AgoCommonly Confused Words
Before refers to ‘at any time past now/then’ counting back from a past moment. Ago is used to refer a time expression to count back from the present.
At Present vs PresentlyCommonly Confused Words
At present means a moment or period in time which is not past and not future but between them. Presently also means “now” which is most often used with the present tense and presently in the use of future tense means ‘soon.'
As a whole vs WhollyCommonly Confused Words
As a whole is used to make a statement that relates to all the parts of something which is considered as a group and not in parts. Wholly means ‘to the fullest extent’ and is synonymous to completely and entirely.
Altogether vs All TogetherCommonly Confused Words
Altogether as an adverb is often confused with the adverbial phrase All Together. This article clarifies the confusions between the adverb and the adverbial phrase.
Alternately vs AlternativelyCommonly Confused Words
Alternately means one after another or consecutively. It does not mean ‘in exchange/change of anything.’