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Confusing Words > effective and efficient
Does "bored" mean the same as "boring"? What's the difference between "funny" and "fun"? Here are some commonly confused English word pairs.

EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT
effective - achieving the results that you want, it does what it is supposed to do

Examples:

It's an effective cure for a headache.

The only effective way to avoid hay fever at this time of the year, if you are a sufferer, is to stay indoors.

One of the effective sore throat remedies is using cayenne pepper hot and spicy gargle.

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efficient - something done in a good way, without wasting time, money or energy

Examples:

A car with an efficient engine is a car that travels a long way without using a lot of petrol.

Efficient engines save gas.

"Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things." - Peter F. Drucker








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