Today I want to talk about the difference between 3 very similar words: impeding, impending, and imposing. This time, it wasn’t a question from a student, but a problem that *I* had when trying to write a message to a friend! Even as a native English speaker, I couldn’t remember the difference between these words without using a dictionary (don’t laugh at me 😉 So, here it is for your quick reference:
- delay or prevent (someone or something) by obstructing them; hinder.
- be about to happen.
- to obtrude or thrust (oneself, one’s company, etc.) upon others.