Easily Confused Words: Invade vs. Evade

The spell-check of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up among these three words. As long as it’s a word and it is spelled correctly, spell-check keeps on scanning the document.

Invade is a verb. It means to attack a city or other area, typically by military force.

Evade is a verb. It means to avoid capture, to remain just out of grasp when being pursued.

The following sentence uses both words correctly:

The Xasxassian’s invade the Yowzaa’s land seeking a gilded goblet, but they didn’t realize that the Yowzaa’s stored their treasure in a vault in another land, so it would always evade enemy tribes.


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