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confused adjectives

confused adjectives



  1.       Beautiful is used for woman; handsome for man.
Example-
He is a handsome youth.
She is a beautiful girl.

  2.       Less refers to quantity, fewer denotes number.
Example-
He takes no less than a litre of milk.
They have fewer books than I have.

   3.       Last is the final one; Latest is last upto the present.
Example-
Z is the last letter of the alphabet.
This is the lastest edition of the book.

   4.       Each is used for one of two or more things;  every is used for more than two things, taken as a group.
Example-
Each of the two boys was wrong.
He read every book I gave him.

   5.       Older refers  to persons or things.
Example-
This tree is older than that.
Elder refers to persons only.
Example-
He is my elder brother.

   6.       Little means  ‘not much’.
A little means ‘at least some’.
Example-
He slept little.
He slept a little.

   7.       Farther means  more distant’.
Further means ‘additional’
Example-
Mumbai is farther than Delhi.
I shall get further information.

   8.       Latter means the second of two things.
Example-
Keats and Byron are romantic poets, but I prefer the latter.
Later refers to time.
Example-
She came to school later than I.

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