1. Between and among
Between To and from
I would like to meet you between 2 p.m and 4.p.m. ( ‘Between’ is used only when there are two things. If there are more than two numbers, ‘among’ is used.)
Among In the midst of
Please distribute the sweets among the .
2. Canvas and Canvass
Canvas A of rough cloth
Bags made out of canvas cloth are strong and last long.
Canvass To ask for votes
Nowadays, have started canvassing for votes.
3. Cast and Caste
Cast To throw somebody or something ( The word does not change in its past tense of past participle form)
We should think of our old clothes instead of casting them away.
Caste Hindu class system
In the , castes were decided based on the of individuals.
4. Ceremonious and Ceremonial
Ceremonious Carefully formal or polite
The chief minister was given a Ceremonious welcome.
Ceremonial Done as part of a ceremony
The award was given at a ceremonial function.
5. Childish and Childlike
Childish Immature, suiting a child (mainly negative) ( Better to avoid this adjective when one wants to give someone a )
Her was quite childish. She must learn to exercise more .
Childlike Having the innocent, unspoiled quality of a child (positive)
Everyone is fascinated by Divya’s childlike smile.