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.
#1 Macaroons vs macarons
A macaroon is a small almond or coconut bisсuit. A macaron is a french meringue cookie which looks like a sandwich with a creamy filling.
#2 Bananas vs plantains
Plantains are green, rich in starch and low in sugar. You should cook them before eating. Bananas are sweet and yellow and are called dessert bananas.
#3 Biscuits vs cookies
Both cookies and biscuits are made of flour and eggs. A biscuit can be crunchy, sweet or salty and a cookie is soft and sweet. Cookies can also contain fillings.
#4 Pills vs tablets
A pill has a broader meaning and refers to pills, capsules and tablets. In turn, a tablet is a pill which is round in shape.
#5 Sauce vs ketchup
Both sauces are made out of tomatoes. However, there are practically no additives in tomato sauce. Ketchup usually contains spices and sugar.
#6 Boats vs ships
A boat is a watercraft smaller than a ship. A ship is larger in its size, capacity and can carry a boat. Boats are meant for inland waterways, while ships for deep waters.
#7 Jam vs jelly
Do you know what's the difference between jam and jelly? Jelly is made of fruit juice and pectin, while jam is made of fruits.
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