English grammar

Module 15, Troublesome Words 2, Lesson 17:

Allusion vs. Illusion

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English grammar

"Allusion" is the noun derived from the verb "allude," which is to make an indirect or passing reference to something. Example: She made allusions about her wealth.

"Illusion" is the action of deceiving the eye or mind by what is unreal or false. Example: The magician created the illusion of flowing water.

Practice What You've Learned

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Directions:
Click to select the correct word usage in the following sentences.
1.
While reminiscing about his childhood, he made an (allusion) (illusion) to his boyhood dreams of fame and fortune.
2.
A mirage is an atmospheric (allusion) (illusion).
3.
The poet's words about fog created the (allusion) (illusion) of foreboding fear.
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When I make a passing comment, I am alluding to certain things and creating an (allusion) (illusion) about these things.
5.
When a magician attempts to trick your eye or mind, the magician creates an (allusion) (illusion).
6.
The slope of the land gave the (allusion) (illusion) of water flowing uphill.
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The constant mention of her pricey possessions was an (allusion) (illusion) of wealth.
8.
Her driving an expensive sports car was an (allusion) (illusion) to her success.
9.
The quarterback faked to the fullback and created the (allusion) (illusion) of a running play.
10.
The train moving on the next track caused the (allusion) (illusion) of motion.
11.
Have you experienced the (allusion) (illusion) of falling?
12.
With a single slip of the tongue, famous psychiatrist Sigmund Freud created an (allusion) (illusion) that will be forever known as the "Freudian slip."
13.
The painting gave the (allusion) (illusion) of three dimensions.
14.
The reflections in the water gave the (allusion) (illusion) of the world being upside down.
15.
The teacher's subtle mentioning of a pop quiz was an (allusion) (illusion) to her masked anger.
16.
The angle of the building caused the (allusion) (illusion) of height.
17.
His passing comment about various illnesses in the population was an (allusion) (illusion) to the fact that many people were sick.
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The grandeur of the plush surroundings was a mere (allusion) (illusion) to her vast wealth and fame.
19.
When a person alludes to something by making a passing comment, this results in an (allusion) (illusion) being made.
20.
Tricking the eye or mind is an attempt to cause an (allusion) (illusion).
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