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Things you thought were the same but they aren't

Sometimes we use one word to name different objects and mix up their meanings thinking there's no mistake. Let's take a look at some of the most confusing words!


Do you know the difference between pills and tablets? What makes jelly different from jam? If you are an expert in these tricky issues you'll easily pass this test concerning homophones.


Which of these words have you used incorrectly? Share in comments!


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What are your thoughts on this subject?
40 Comments
john duckett
I think some of these explanations rather depends on where you live.
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Feb 29, 2020 1:38AM
Elsy O. Stromberg
If tablets are round those you're showing are not tablets.
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Jun 14, 2020 1:47PM
Evelyn Dania Cooke
#3 Both could go either way. In Australia all of those things were biscuits until we become more and more Americanised in our thinking. #4. The ones on the left we would call capsules. Pills and tablets can go either way with the solid ones.
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Mar 2, 2020 5:30PM
Carol Butler
A couple are examples of the old saying, "The United States and Great Britain, two nations separated by a common language"..
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Mar 1, 2020 3:28AM
Alana King
I still believe that certain terms depend on where you live/what you've grown up knowing. The biscuit/cookie debate for example, but I do see the reason for the info.
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Mar 1, 2020 1:02AM
daisy
Plantain ARE NOT green bananas. what you showed there are Green Bananas. The plantains are similar but bigger and more dense than bananas.
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Oct 12, 2021 9:44PM
bonniecardona
I disagree with your explanation of tablets, it states that tablets are round and yet the photo is of an oval tablet. This proves to me that tablets are BOTH round AND oval shaped depending on the drug!!
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Sep 2, 2021 4:46PM
Steve Kemp
Boat v Ship. A boat is defined as a vessel that has a single deck running the length of the vessel whereas a ship has multiple decks. This is why both a rowing boat and a submarine are both classed as 'boats'
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Aug 29, 2021 6:58AM
Beverley Gould
Don't you have to use pectin as a setting agent to make jam..
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Aug 23, 2021 6:02PM
bina sarmah
Capsule vs Tablet. Or Laptop vs Tablet.
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Aug 19, 2021 9:27PM
Emi
Emi
I like the jam and jelly one
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Aug 4, 2021 8:35AM
Claudia Heilke
My favorite British vs. U.S. is pudding. In the U.S. pudding is a specific dessert. In the U.K. it means dessert in general so in the U.S. one might say I'm having pudding for dessert. In England do they say "I'm having pudding for pudding?"
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May 8, 2021 5:41PM
Michele Haranin
Elsy O. Stromberg, a capsule is the loose powder form of a drug in a dissolvable shell, a tablet is the compressed form of the drug regardless of shape. The answer was poorly written.
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Feb 18, 2021 6:29PM
karenseki
I thought biscuits are cookies in the UK.
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Nov 22, 2020 5:52PM
Gerry Santos
#6 the navy calls their ships as boats.Also, is a submarine a boat?
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Oct 10, 2020 7:36PM
Tina Sensenig
Elsy O. Stromberg, I agree
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Sep 24, 2020 5:01PM
carla michael
Pretty self explanatory.
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Aug 30, 2020 4:01PM
Claire Myers
Biscuit is the word cookie in French!
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Aug 18, 2020 7:14PM
Trudy Berggren Rahm
whereas biscuits to me are a fast form of bread, not sweet at all
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Aug 5, 2020 6:38PM
Carolyn Frederick
oh2bsailing, yes!
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Jun 20, 2020 4:56PM

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