Commonly Confused Words: “Specific” vs. “Pacific”

17 06 2012

Misused word: Pacific

Example of misuse: Is there something wrong with this Pacific bike, or is it bikes in general?

Word it is confused with: Specific

Corrected example: Is there something wrong with this specific bike, or is it bikes in general?

Explanation: The definition of specific, according to, is:

  1. having a special application, bearing, or reference; specifying, explicit, or definite: to state one’s specific purpose.
  2. specified, precise, or particular: a specific sum of money.
  3. peculiar or proper to somebody or something, as qualities, characteristics, effects, etc.: His specific problems got him into trouble.
  4. of a special or particular kind.
  5. concerned specifically with the item or subject named (used in combination): The Secretary addressed himself to crop-specific problems.

The Pacific is an ocean.




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