Rules Project #15: Allusion vs. Illusion

Although I never use these two words in my writing frequently, it is very important to know the difference and be able to correctly use them in your writing. 

 

*Allusion: A passing reference or indirect mention

Example: Her article made an allusion to the actor’s criminal past.

 

*Illusion: A deceptive appearance or impression; an erroneous mental representation

Example: They have the illusion that I am very wealthy

 

 

http://www.gingersoftware.com/english-online/spelling-book/confusing-words/allusion-illusion

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