Spelling, Vocabulary, and Confusing Words

Letter A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z


eager

(see anxious)


effect

(see affect)


e.g.

for example

Example: My living expenses have increased, e.g., rent, food, and utilities.

i.e.

that is, in other words

Example: My living expenses have drained my finances, i.e., I have less money in the bank at the end of every month.


eight

(see ate)


elicit

evoke, extract, draw out

illicit

illegal


elude

(see allude)


elusive

difficult to describe, evasive

Example: The point of the novel is elusive to me.

illusive

plausible or possible; deceptive

Example: She had the illusive dream of finding happiness by traveling. (plausible, possible) 
Example: She had an illusive idea that she was qualified for the job. (deceptive, delusional)


emigrate

to exit one country in order to live in another country

immigrate

to enter a new country to live


empathy

to understand another's feelings

sympathy

to feel compassion or sadness for another


ensure

(see assure)


epic

saga

epoch

a period of time, an age


err

(see air)


every day (every, adjective; day, noun)

each day

Example: I learn something new every day.

everyday (adjective)

ordinary

Example: These are my everyday clothes.


except

(see accept)


eye

(see aye)


Misused Words

Letter A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z