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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.


EAGER


EFFECT


e.g., i.e.


EKE OUT


ELICIT, ILLICIT


ELUDE


EMIGRATE, IMMIGRATE


EMINENT, IMMINENT


EMPATHY, SYMPATHY


EMULATE, IMITATE


ENERVATE


ENORMITY


ENSURE


ENTHUSE


ENTITLED, TITLED


EPITAPH, EPITHET


EPITOME


ERSTWHILE


etc., et al.


EVERY DAY, EVERYDAY


EXACERBATE, EXAGGERATE


EXACT, EXTRACT


EXALT, EXULT


EXCEPT


Confusing Words and Homonyms

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