Close isn't good enough when it comes to. The person reading your correspondence or memo might understand your meaning if you use almost-correct words, but you'll lose respect from those who know the difference.
Test your knowledge of these commonly confused words by selecting the right one for each sentence:
1. Our manufacturing plant reported fewer/less accidents this year.
2. The new laptop will cost under/ less than $1,000.
3. My new job requires me to commute farther/further.
4. The boss plans to consider that idea farther/further.
5. The report composes/comprises results from 15 studies.
6. Those three offices compose/ comprise the mid-Atlantic division.
7. The construction noise was continuous/continual.
8. He interrupts me continuously/ continually.
9. The truck driver past/passed the SUV, then drove past/passed
10. The negotiations among/between the two companie...(register to read more)