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Daily : Confusing Words

Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.

PROSPECT, PROSPECTUS AND BROCHURE
BROCHURE - a type of small magazine that contains pictures and information on a product or a company

Examples:

We'll dispatch your paper brochures within 24 hours and send you an e-mail containing a link to your e-brochures as soon as we've received your order.

Search, read and order holiday brochures by post or email.


PROSPECTUS - a document giving details of a college, school or business and its activities

Examples:

Download our full prospectus for English language study courses at WLC-English, plus our enrolment form and details of fees and accommodation prices.

You can download this prospectus page as a PDF suitable for printing.


PROSPECT – future possibility; person considered likely to buy; potential employee

Examples:

Is there any prospect they will ever find a cure for the common cold? (=> future possibility)

We'll be interviewing three more prospects for the posts next Monday. (=>potential employee)

Megan 's hoping the course will improve her career prospects. (=>the possibility of being successful at work)






 

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