Cash vs. Cache
Everyone knows that English is a complicated language. This is because, here we have a few words that sound exactly the same but not only they have different spellings but also they have different meanings. Experts call these words homophones and they are responsible for creating all the confusion for many young learners and even for natives alike.
One such example is the word pair Cash and cache. They are homophones that sound alike. But in this post, we will be helping you with all the information about them to avoid the confusion and use them correctly.
There can be no doubt that cash is a very common word, but cache on the other hand might still be a new word for many people.
Let’s get started with the discussion in detail.
|The word Cash is always used as a noun and it signifies money in coins or notes.||The word Cache means a collection of items of the same type but stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.|
|E.g., I paid my workers in Cash.||E.g., The total cache sizes range from 64K to 256K.|
The word Cash came into existence in the late 16th century (denoting a box for money): It come from the Old French word casse or Italian cassa ‘box’, from Latin capsa.
Cash as Noun:
The word Cash is always used as a noun and it signifies money in coins or notes. This is why it is different from cheques, money orders, or credit.
- I paid my workers in Cash.
Cache as Noun:
The word Cache is also used as a noun in English and it also means a collection of items of the same type but stored in a hidden or inaccessible place.
- The team found an arms cache.
For computer language, this word signifies an auxiliary memory from which you can retrieve high-speed data. It also called a cache.
- The total cache sizes range from 64K to 256K.
Cash or Cache:
There are many examples where the word Cache is used to indicate a hiding place, especially one in the ground, where one can store ammunition, food, treasures, etc.; Also, the more common use is for an area of computer memory devoted to the high-speed retrieval of frequently used or requested data. This is why we call browser cache memory.
On the other hand Cash signifies money in the form of coins or banknotes, especially when it is issued by a government. Both these words are pronounced the same however they have different spellings and meanings. This leads to a common error in writing is to spell “cache” as “cash”.
How to pronounce cash and cache:
Some Questions and Answers:
The policed raided the place and found out the (cash/cache).
-> The police raided the place and found out the cash.
I really need some (cash/cache) on urgent basis.
-> I really need some cash on urgent basis.
You must clear the (cash/cache) memory of your device first.
-> You must clear the cache memory of your device first.
When can you return me my (cash/cache)?
-> When can you return me my cash?
They found an arms (cash/cache)
-> They found an arms cache.
So, there you have it. The difference between “cash” and “cache”. If you have any other queries, please leave a reply below.
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