Do you ever wonder what the inventors of the English language were thinking, making so many words sound so similar?
they’re/their/there | two/to/too | which/witch | hear/here | you’re/your
And how about words that sound similar and are spelled the same?
Pen: a writing instrument or a place to keep animals.
Lead: to guide or a metal.
It’s enough to make you shake your fists at the sky …
Recently, I got tripped up by a word and had to research before I turned in the edit. The word?
Here’s what I learned:
Evoke is a verb, meaning “to bring or recall (a feeling, memory, or image) to the conscious mind.”
Invoke is also a verb, but means “to call upon something, especially aid, assistance, or a higher power.”
So invoking is action-oriented, while evoking is a bit more passive.
And now the world makes sense again …