33 Commonly Misunderstood Words & Phrases Source: Grammar Check If you enjoyed this post, read: 18 Beautiful Words With No English Equivalent The Science Behind Writing Drunk And Editing Sober How Long Did It Take To Write The World’s Most Famous Books? Posted on 2nd November 2016 (10,610 views) Explore: Grammar, Infographic This article has 4 comments Attila 2nd November 2016 Almost good. But both “towards” and “afterwads” can, and do end with an “s”. It is not only “proper” to spell them like this, but it is considered more common in British English. “Toward” and “afterward” (with no “s”) is only the American spelling. There’s nothing wrong with either. Lee 2nd November 2016 Affect is also a noun when the emphasis is on the first syllable. It means emotion, as in, “She spoke with a monotone voice and flat affect.” Bill 4th November 2016 i.e. does stand for Id Est, but that phrase means “that is” in English, not “in other words” which would be “in aliis verbis” in Latin. A better way to remember this is by using the meaning of e.g. which is “exempli gratia” or in English, “for example”. Karyne 4th November 2016 “Farther” and “further” can be used interchangeably. Although “further” seems to be used more commonly. Comments are now closed.