Common Mistakes in English: Adapt vs Adopt

There are some very common mistakes in English that even native English speakers make.

Adapt vs adopt. What is the difference?

 


‘Adapt’ means to change something and make it suitable for a specific use or situation. ‘Adopt’ means to make something one’s own.

Examples of adapt and adopt:

The key to success is often the ability to adapt.

Martin and Anna adopted two orphans.

 


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– Stationery or Stationary?

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