Tampa Tutor Commonly Confused SAT Words: Allude and Elude

Posted on 7th January 2011 in Tampa SAT Preparation

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To allude means to make reference to.

The speaker alluded to President Obama’s stimulus package.

The noun form of allude is allusion. She made an allusion to the Bible.

To elude means to escape from. The suspects carrying my flat screen TV eluded police. The adjective form of elude is elusive.

Despite the size of my flat screen TV, the suspects were elusive.

Make sure that you know the difference between allude and elude before you take the SAT Reading or Writing sections.

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Eric Anderson is is a freelance writer and English and history tutor who lives in Wesley Chapel, Florida. He helps students improve scores on the reading and writing sections of the SAT . Contact Eric at 813.787.8959 or at Tampa tutor at Tampa bay dot rr dot com.