perquisite vs. prerequisite – The Correct Way to Use Each – English Learning

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Perquisite

Definition:

an incidental benefit awarded for certain types of employment (especially if it is regarded as a right) usually known as perks

Examples:

The perquisites of the CEO included a car and membership in a golf club.

VS.

Prerequisite

Definition:

something that is required in advance

Examples:

Latin was a prerequisite for admission

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