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.


BACKWARD, BACKWARDS


BACTERIA


BAIL, BALE


BAITED BREATH, BATED BREATH


BALL, BAWL


BARE, BEAR


BASICALLY


BEACH, BEECH


BEAT, BEET


BECAUSE, SINCE


BELL, BELLE


BENIGHTED


BERTH, BIRTH


BESIDE, BESIDES


BETTER, BETTOR


BIANNUAL, BIENNIAL, SEMIANNUAL


BITE, BYTE


BLOC, BLOCK


BOAR, BOOR, BORE


BOARD, BORED


BOLDER, BOULDER


BORN, BORNE


BOY, BUOY


BRAKE, BREAK


BRIDAL, BRIDLE


BRING, TAKE


BROACH, BROOCH


BUOY


BYTE


Misused Words

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