It’s time for “Confusing Words of the Week” where I take a set of two or three words that get confused and give you definitions and try to give you a memory trick to help you remember when to use which word. If you have words that confuse you, use the Ask PTB tab on the website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they may appear here soon!
This week’s words are:
council – an assembly
counsel – (n) an attorney; advice; (v) to give advice
consul – a foreign representative
Council – reminds me of a City council so the “cIl” at the end could stand for “cIty” to remind you an assembly is “council.”
Counsel – an easy (although perhaps inappropriate) way to remember this one is that an attorney “sel”ls his or her advice.