awaiting vs waiting | correct use of english words
awaiting vs waiting
Incorrect: I am waiting your reply.
Correct: I am awaiting your reply.
wait + for + a person
Await + a thing
Ex:-I am waiting for you.(correct)
To vs for
To + V1:- Purpose
For + V+ing:- Reason
Incorrect: Nick wrote a book for sharing his experiences with others.
Correct: Nick wrote a book to share his experiences with others.
Correct: Nick got acclaims for writing the book.
Find vs found
Find:- To get
Found:- To establish
Incorrect: The university was found in 1943.
Correct: The university was founded in 1943.
Very vs much
Very + present participle (v+ing)
Much + past participle (v+ed)
Incorrect: This book is much interesting
Correct: This book is very interesting
Ex:- He was much surprised at his rude behavior.(correct)
Dead vs died
Died (passed away) is a verb
Dead (not alive) is an adjective.
Ex:- He was dead when I saw him.
Incorrect: His grandfather dead two years ago.
Correct: His grandfather died two years ago.
but ‘passed away’ is a polite and formal way instead of ‘died’
So we can say:- His grandfather passed away two years ago.
Ex:- A number of people have been reported dead in the accident.(correct)
Assure vs ensure
Assure:- to promise
Ensure:- to confirm
Incorrect: Assure that you have plenty of gas in the tank before going on a long trip.
Correct: Ensure that you have plenty of gas in the tank before going on a long trip.
Ex:- I assure you the car is safe to drive.(correct)
further vs farther
Ex:- Mumbai is further from Delhi than Agra. (incorrect)
Mumbai is farther from Delhi than Agra. (correct)
Ex:- They don’t want to talk about this matter farther. (incorrect)
They don’t want to talk about this matter further. (correct)