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What is the difference between Base and Basis?
What is the difference between Base and Basis? :
) Lowest part of something
Where was the base of the pillar?
) Starting point – underlying principle
Padma used her family’s history as a base for her novel.
His arguments had a sound economic base.
) Dishonorable – despicable
He was acting from base motives.
) Not pure
It is a base coin.
) Low in value
We do not use base metals.
) Use something as grounds, evidence for something else
My novel is based on historical facts.
Direct Taxation is usually based on income.
) Provide someone with a base or center to work
Where are you based now?
I am based at New York.
Most of our staff is based in Chennai.
) Foundation – main principle that underlies something
Her arguments have a firm basis.
Rates of work are calculated on a weekly basis.
) Starting point for a discussion
No basis for negotiation has been agreed upon.
This agenda will form the basis of our next meeting.
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