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:
- Casual – incidental; informal
- The party attire was casual, so I wore jeans.
- Causal – causing
- The casual link to the accident was her cell phone.
Casual – “You all” (casUAL) are more comfortable in an informal atmosphere
Causal – Root is “cause” so “causal” is “causing”