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MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS > Aggravating, Irritating > Both, Each, Every > Continual, Continuous > Decided, Decisive > Existing, Extant > First, Second, Secondly > Good, Well > Human, Humane > Identity, Identification > Learn, Teach > Materialize, Appear > Negligence, Neglect > Observation, Observance > Prescribe, Proscribe > Relationship, Relation > Sewage, Sewerage > Transpire, Happen > Union, Unity > Visitant, Visitor > Show ALL


STIMULATION, STIMULUS, STIMULANT

Stimulation is "the act of stimulating or inciting to action"; stimulus, originally "a goad," now denotes that which stimulates, the means by which one is incited to action; stimulant has a medical sense, being used of that which stimulates the body or any of its organs. We speak of ambition as a stimulus, of alcohol as a stimulant.


ERRORS IN SPEACH:

1) The hope of gain is a great stimulant to labor [stimulus].

2) You are very feeble and must take a stimulus [stimulant].

3) Hot foods are too stimulant [stimulative or stimulating].

4) The stinging nettle is furnished with stimulants [stimuli].

5) The feeble require a stimulus and take a stimulant [correct].


MISUSED ENGLISH WORDS > Aggravating, Irritating > Both, Each, Every > Continual, Continuous > Decided, Decisive > Existing, Extant > First, Second, Secondly > Good, Well > Human, Humane > Identity, Identification > Learn, Teach > Materialize, Appear > Negligence, Neglect > Observation, Observance > Prescribe, Proscribe > Relationship, Relation > Sewage, Sewerage > Transpire, Happen > Union, Unity > Visitant, Visitor > Show ALL




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