Adverse vs Averse | Ask Linda! | English Grammar
In this video Linda breaks down the difference between “adverse” and “averse”.
This is another set of words that is easily confused in English.
Let’s take a closer look:
“Adverse” is an adjective and means unfavorable or harmful.
He listened to no adverse criticism and receded before no obstacle.
“Averse” is also an adjective but means strongly disliking or opposed.
My children are quite averse to the suggestion of having year-round school.
I hope the difference is clear now.
That’s it for today. See you next time!