Confused Words In English

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Are you tired of getting mixed up between words that look or sound similar? Whether you’re a native English speaker or learning English as a second language, it’s easy to make mistakes by confusing words. On this page, you’ll find a comprehensive list to help you navigate through some of the most commonly mixed-up words in English. From “affect” vs. “effect” to “their” vs. “there,” we’ve got you covered.

Click on the links below for a complete explanation of the definitions and uses of each word, why they are easily confused, and how to use them correctly in a sentence. There is also an activity to test your or your students’ understanding of the confused words. Each guide can also be downloaded as a PDF file, so teachers can easily send these to their students. With these guides, you’ll have a go-to resource for avoiding common mistakes in your writing.

Hopefully you find these guides helpful in improving your English vocabulary and writing skills!

accept or except?
affect or effect?
allude or elude?
allusion or illusion?
among or between?
argue, debate or discuss?
assure, ensure or insure?
borrow or lend?
capital or capitol?
collect or recollect?
complement or compliment?
current or currant?
flaunt or flout?
remember or remind?
your or you’re?