Frequently Confused Words

Review this list to be sure you’re using the words you mean to use! Feel free to add any additional groupings of words in the comments, and I will add them to this list. Also use the comments to ask questions about any of these words or groups of words. Note that I’ve used the strikethrough option for words that are not actually words or phrases.

a/an

accept/except

adapt/adopt

advice/advise

alot/a lot

altar/alter

a part/apart

affect/effect

are/our

bare/bear

because/cause

berry/bury

born/borne

brake/break

capital/capitol

casual/causal

choose/chose/chosen/choosed

cite/sight/site

compliment/complement

coarse/course

complement/compliment

contagious/contiguous

council/counsel

could of/could have or could’ve

defiantly/definately/definitely

desert/dessert

die/dye

envelop/envelope

emigration/immigration/immigrant

fair/fare

farther/further

formally/formerly

grammer/grammar

hole/whole

i/I

it’s/its

know/no/now

lead/led

loose/lose

loss/lost

many/much

mine/mines

miner/minor

moral/morale

no body/nobody

or/our

passed/past

peace/piece

peak/peek/pique

persecute/prosecute

personal/personnel

plain/plane

principal/principle

precede/proceed

quiet/quite

r/are

right/rite/write

should of/should have or should’ve

sole/soul

straight/strait

suites/suits

their/there/they’re

than/then

threw/through/thru

till/(til)/until

to/too/two

u/you

use to/used to

wanna/want to

weather/whether

we’re/were/where

which/witch

who/whom

who’s/whose

won’t/wont

would of/would have or would’ve

you’re/your

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