Section Details

  1. What is this section about?

Usage differences can be painful as well as challenging when one is preparing for CAT. Sample this: What is the difference between continual and continuous? Or for that matter, when to use abjure or when to use adjure? Or when you should one use who and when should one use whom? Do these problems bother you? Do they confuse you? In case you are perplexed by these problems, you can breathe a sigh of relief. We help you with your grammar and usage issues. We use our extensive databank of usage tips to supply some of the most useful ones to our users.

  1. How to use this section?

We have listed usage tips alphabetically in this section, and tried to cover as many as possible. Click the tab of each letter to discover tips related to it. We recommend you to explore 3 to 5 tips on a daily basis, and ensure you follow them regularly. In order to draw maximum benefit from this section, it is important that you work with these words and use them as extensively as possible. Once you start to use them, you will be able to remember their subtle differences between these words. Also, you can use mnemonics and tricks to learn these differences.


Paddock & Padlock
Pail & Pale
Pain & Pane
Pair, Pare & Pear
Pairing & Paring
Palate, Palette & Pallet
Pall & Pawl
Parameter & Perimeter
Pariah & Piranha
Parlay & Parley
Passé & Posse
Pastor & Pasture
Pathetic & Prophetic
Pawing & Pawning
Peak, Peek & Pique
Peal & Peel
Pedal & Peddle
Pedant, Pendent & Pundit
Peer & Pier
Penance & Pennants
Percent, Percentage & Percentile
Perfect & Prefect
Perpetual & Perpetuity
Perplex & Puzzle
Perquisite, Prerequisite, Requisite
Persecute & Prosecute
Personal & Personnel
Perspective, Prospective & Prospectus
Perspicacious & Perspicuous
Peruse & Pursue
Petrify, Putrefy & Purify
Phenomenon, Phenomena & Phenomenal
Pidgin & Pigeon
Piteous, Pitiable & Pitiful
Plait, Plate & Pleat
Plebeian & Proletarian
Plum & Plumb
Pommel & Pummel
Populace, Populous, Population & Populist
Poring & Pouring
Portion & Potion
Practicable & Practical
Praise & Prays
Pray & Prey
Precede, Proceed & Proceeds
Preclude & Prelude
Predicate, Predict, & Predictive
Premier, Première, & Premiere
Premise, Surmise
Prescribe, Proscribe
Prescribed, Required
Presence & Presents
Presumably & Supposedly
Pretend, Portend, Portent, Potent
Pride & Pried
Preview, Purview, & Purvey
Prevent & Hinder
Principal & Principle
Pries & Prize
Prier & Prior
Prodigal, Profligate
Prodigy, Progeny
Profit, Prophet
Propose & Purpose
Prophecy & Prophesy
Program & Pogrom
Prostate & Prostrate
Prosperity & Posterity
Pros & Prose
Providence & Province
Prude & Prudent
Protean & Protein
Puttee & Putty
Pupil, Student, & Scholar
Prude & Prudent