30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course- Day 5- Striking Appearance or Resemblance?

By Shivam

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Hey there everyone,

I know you are enjoying this series.

I know that.
It is for this reason I bring a new chapter every day of this Free course called “30-day Vocabulary Acquisition Course” where we learn some vocabulary daily about a topic with context and examples, and that’s we are going to do today too.

So without further ado, let’s get down to the business and?


Let’s learn some new vocabulary.

Many a time I noticed people saying ‘He has very well appearance’ which may make your message get across to the listener as it’s quite easy to understand what you want to convey.

But as I say, it’s always better to use the most fitting words in your spoken English so as to improve your overall fluency, sound more natural and get your point across more clearly and precisely to the person in front.

And what I mean by using the best phrase or most fitting word is to use the right collocation instead of just using any word with the other.

So if you find someone good looking and if the person has an unusual appearance, in a positive, attractive way, we use the collocation ‘striking appearance’ which simply means the person looked very attractive.

A good example to use would be- “Brad made a striking appearance at the college farewell party. All went mad about him.”

Now there is a collocation ‘striking resemblance’ which most people get confused with the above one. The collocation ‘striking resemblance’ is used when a person looks remarkably like the other.

Example: Robin has a striking resemblance to his elder brother John.

This means Robin looks remarkably like his elder brother who is John.

So I hope you know now when to use ‘striking appearance’ and when ‘striking resemblance’.

Hopefully, the explanation has cleared your doubts about both collocations and added some value to your active vocabulary.

Make sure you read this article thoroughly and practice it with your own examples so as they become your second nature.

See you tomorrow with some new topic and vocabulary.

Till then keep learning and improving.

Take care and?


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