1. Borrow vs. Lend
Borrow (verb) - to take or accept something for a short time with the intention of returning it to its rightful owner
E. g. May I borrow a pencil, please?
Lend (verb) - to give something for a short time with the intention of getting it back
E. g. Would you please lend me a pencil?
2. Breath vs. Breathe
Breath (noun) - air taken into the lungs and then let out
E. g. Take a deep breath.
Breathe (verb) - to inhale and exhale
E. g. Just calm down and breathe.
3. Cache vs. Cash
Cache (noun) - a safe place to store supplies; anything stored or hidden in such a place
E. g. The hikers found a cache with some cash and jewels.
Cash (noun) - money, coins, bills; currency
E. g. ATM machines dispense cash.
4. Complement vs. Compliment
Complement (noun) - that which completes or brings to perfection; (verb) - to make complete
E. g. Red wine is a nice complement to a steak dinner.
Compliment (noun) - something said in admiration, praise, or flattery; (verb) - to pay a compliment to; congratulate
E. g. She gave me a nice compliment when she said I looked thin.
5. Desert vs. Dessert
Desert (verb) - to forsake or abandon; to leave without permission; to fail when needed
E. g. Soldiers should not desert their posts.
Desert (noun) - dry, barren, sandy region
E. g. The largest desert in the world is the Sahara.
Dessert (noun) - a sweet course served at the end of a meal
E. g. Fruit makes a healthy dessert after lunch or dinner.
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