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 email@example.com and they may appear here soon!
This week’s words are:
explicit – clearly expressed
- Joe gave Bill explicit instructions on how to feed the dog while Joe was gone.
implicit – implied
- It was implicit in the instructions that Bill would also give the dog water every day.
A tip to help remember:
EXplicit = EXpressed
IMplicit = IMplied