Eligible vs Illegible
What is the difference between Eligible and Illegible ?
- a person who is eligible for something or to do something, is able to have or do it because they the right qualifications, are the right age, etc
- qualified for, allowed or worthy of being chosen
- fit, suitable, right qualifications
- I am eligible for the post.
- You are above 18 that means eligible to vote in your country.
- difficult or impossible to read
- An illegible signature.
- An illegible handwriting.
How to learn -
Words Eligible and Illegible come from same suffix- Legible from Latin "legere" means to read or to pick.
Now come to word Eligible, eligible comes from e-(short form of "ex") means out + Latin suffix "legere" means to pick. So to pick something out is what we call Eligible.
Same way Illegible comes from Prefix Il means "not" such as Illegal (not legal) + same Latin word legere as in word eligible means to read or to pick. Il means "not" + Legible means "to read". So something Illigible is not able to read.-> Always keep in mind Ex and Il in Eligible and Illegible respectively.
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