alliterate vs illiterate : Common Errors in English

About alliterate vs illiterate

Pairs of words which begin with the same sound are said to alliterate, like “wild and wooly.” Those who can’t read are illiterate.

alliterate Meaning(s)

  • (v) use alliteration as a form of poetry

illiterate Meaning(s)

  • (n) a person unable to read
  • (a) not able to read or write
  • (s) uneducated in the fundamentals of a given art or branch of learning; lacking knowledge of a specific field
  • (a) lacking culture, especially in language and literature

illiterate in News

  • The Internship [2013] [PG-13] - 5.4.5

    Two salesmen (Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson) are digitally illiterate in 2005 when the company they work for closes down. While they can't keep up with technology, they talk a Google representative into taking them on for summer internships.
    on June 8, 2013 Source: Kids-In-Mind

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