by Kitty Nash
"Allude" is a verb meaning to make an indirect or passing reference. Example: The speaker alluded to his fame.
"Elude" is a verb meaning to evade or escape from something. Example: The soldier attempted to elude the enemy.
Practice What You've Learned
- Click the verb that correctly completes each sentence.
- Did the instagrammer just (allude) (elude) to being rich in her last post?
- The escaped convict was attempting to (allude) (elude) the police.
- He (alluded) (eluded) capture by hiding in the closet.
- Victory seems to (allude) (elude) us at every turn.
- That person's name (alludes) (eludes) me at the moment.
- He (alluded) (eluded) to my supposed stinginess by asking to borrow money from everyone except me.
- The candidate (alluded) (eluded) to his foe's inexperience.
- Afterwards, the candidate made every effort to (allude) (elude) the reporters.
- His passing comments (alluded) (eluded) to his being an experienced gamer.
- This exercise does more than (allude) (elude) to the fact that the words "allude" and "elude" are different in meaning.