Spelling, Vocabulary, and Confusing Words

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Many words in English sound or look alike, causing confusion and not a few headaches. This section lists some of these words, and other troublemakers.


A, AN


ABBREVIATION, ACRONYM


ACCEPT, EXCEPT


ACRONYM


AD, ADD


ADAPT, ADOPT


ADVERSE, AVERSE


ADVICE, ADVISE


AFFECT, EFFECT


AGGRAVATE


AHOLD


AID, AIDE


AIL, ALE


AISLE, ISLE


ALL READY, ALREADY


ALL RIGHT


ALL-TIME RECORD


ALL TOGETHER, ALTOGETHER


ALLUDE, ELUDE, REFER


ALLUSION, ILLUSION


ALLOWED, ALOUD


ALTAR, ALTER


AMBIGUOUS, AMBIVALENT


AMIABLE, AMICABLE


AMID, AMIDST


AMOUNT, NUMBER


a.m., p.m.


AN


AND/OR


ANECDOTE, ANTIDOTE


AN HISTORIC


ANXIOUS, EAGER


ANY MORE, ANYMORE


ANY TIME, ANYTIME


APPRAISE, APPRISE


ASCENT, ASSENT


AS REGARDS


ASSUME, PRESUME


ASSURE, ENSURE, INSURE


AURAL, ORAL


AVERSE


A WHILE, AWHILE

Misused Words

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