PREMIUM TALKING TIPS: Words That Even Native Speakers Use Incorrectly

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English learners often say that they want to talk like a native speaker. But did you know that there are many words that even native speakers use incorrectly? Here are some examples.

“Poisonous” vs. “Venomous”

Something that’s “poisonous” will harm you if you eat it, while something that’s “venomous” will harm you if it bites you. 

“Nauseous” vs. “Nauseated”

You might hear a native speaker say that they feel “nauseous” after a roller coaster ride. However, they should say that they’re “nauseated.”

Depraved” vs. “Deprived”

If someone is “depraved,” they do very bad things. For example, you might say bank robbers or some politicians are “depraved.“ However, if someone is “deprived,” they don’t have something they need. 


Some native speakers use the word “infamous” to mean “very famous.” However, to be “infamous” is to be famous for doing something bad! For example, a well-known bank robber can be described as “infamous,” while the Korean boy band BTS is just “famous.”


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Article Source: DMM

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