Here are some words that are a little bit confusing and usually being mixed up. Hope this helps those who need it.
Disinterested vs Uninterested
Disinterested – to not be biased (over something)
Uninterested – to have no interest
- She was totally uninterested with the movie.
- She judged in a disinterested manner.
It’s vs Its
It’s – short form (contraction) of ‘It is’
Its – possessive, belonging to it
- It’s time to go home.
- Its wings are amazing!
Me vs Myself vs I
Me– used only as an object
I– used only as a subject
Myself – reflexive object (object pronoun used when the subject is ‘I’)
- Sarah and I went shopping.
- The gifts are for Jane and me.
- I went shopping by myself.
- I hurt myself.
Sight vs Site vs Cite
Sight – anything that is seen
Site – a place/ location
Cite – to list (used mainly for examples or sources)
- I went for a sight seeing in Paris.
- Did you visit the new site for the field work?
- Please cite some examples.
- You need to cite the sources you used for the research.
There vs Their vs They’re vs There’re
There – pertaining to a place/location away from you
Their – belonging to them
They’re – contraction for ‘they are’
There’re – contraction for ‘there are’
- There’re 10 members of the committee and they’re going to go there for their meeting.
Affect vs Effect
Affect (verb) – to influence, to make a change
Effect (noun) – result
- The effects of the typhoon affected their living.