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Commonly Confused Words

Abroad                        – Aboard

Access                         – Excess

Adapt                          – Adept

Adultery                      – Adulteration

Advise                         – Advice

Altar                            – Alter

Artist                           – Artiste

Attitude                       – Aptitude

Auspicious                  – Auspices

Avenge                        – Revenge

Bass                            – Base

Bath (n)                       – Bathe (v)

Bear                             – Bare / Beer

Beautify                       – Beatify

Berth                           –  Birth

Beside                         – Besides

Bight                           – Bite, Byte

Board                          – Bored

Boarder                       – Border

Born                            – Borne

Break                           – Brake

Breath                          – Breathe

Canvas                        – Canvass

Carat                            – Carrot

Career                          – Carrier

Cartoon                       – Carton

Carve                           – Curve

Caste                           – Cast

Cease                           – Seize

Cent                             – Scent

Check (U.S)                – Cheque

Childish                       – Childlike

Choir                           – Coir

Cite                              –  Sight, Site

Client                           – Clientele

Cloth (n)                      – Clothe (v)

Comma (,)                   – Coma

Complement                – Compliment

Conscious (Adj)          – Conscience (n)

Contest (n)                  – Contest (v)

Cooperate                    – Corporate

Corpse                        – Cops

Council                        – Counsel

Current                        – Currant

Customs                      – Custom

Cymbal                        – Symbol

Dais                             – Dice

Damn                          – Dam

Dearth                         – Hearth

Debt (n)                       – Debit (v)

Decent                         – Descent

Deer                            – Dear

Degrade                       – Downgrade

Depression                  – Depreciation

Desert                          – Dessert

Dew                            – Due

Die                              – Dye

Died (v)                       – Dead (Adj)

Discreet                       – Discretion

Disease                        – Decease

Diverse                        – Divorce

Dues                            – Deuce

Efficient                       – Proficient

Execute                        – Executioner

Exhaustive                   – Exhaustible

Extended                     – Extent

Extrovert                     – Introvert

Face                             – Phase

Facilitate                      – Felicitate

Fare                             – Fair

Feet                             – Feat

Fell (V)                       – Felled (V)

Fiancé                          – Fiancée

Final                            – Finale

Flammable                   – Inflammable

Flee                             – Flea

Flew                            –   Flu

Flow                            – Flaw

Flow                            – Flowed

Foreword                    – Forward

Found (V)                   – Founded (V)

Fragile                         – Agile

Frigid                          – Rigid

Further                        – Farther

Glow                           – Glove

Gorilla                         – Guerrilla

Grace                           – Graze

Grandiose                    – Grandeur

Granted                       – Grand

Grateful                       – Greatness

Great                           – Grate

Ground (N)                 – Ground (V)

Guilt                            – Gilt

Hail                             – Hale

Hair                             – Heir, hare

Herd                            – Heard

Hoarse                         – Horse

Hope                           – Hop

Human                        – Humane

Husband                     – Husbandry

Immigrant                    – Emigrant

Inquiry                        – Enquiry

Intend                          – Intent, Indent

Interrupt                      – Interpret

Intimidate                    – Intimate

Its                                – It’s

Knight                         – Night

Later                            – Latter

Lay off                        – Lay out

Lend                            –  Lent

Lose                            – Loose

Main                            – Mane

Marine                         – Marina

Martial                         – Marital

Mettle                          – Metal

Moral                          – Morale

Nought                        – Naughty

Oar                              – Ore

Ordinance                    – Ordnance

Pail                              – Pale

Personal                      – Personnel

Pole                             – Poll

Pour                            – Pore

Practice (N)                 – Practise (V) 

Prey                             – Pray

Price                            – Prize

Principal                      – Principle

Raise                           – Raze / Race

Rational                       – Rationale

Reverent                      – Reverend

Role                             – Roll

Send                           – Sent

Serial                           – Cereal

Shop                            – Shoppe

Soar                             – Sore

Sow (V)                      – Saw (V) Sew (V)

Spend                          –   Spent

Stationary                    – Stationery

Steal                            – Steel

Storey                          – Story

Sweet                          – Suite

Sympathy                    – Empathy, Apathy

Tear (v)                       – Tears (n)

There                           – Their, They’re

Throne                         – Thrown

Tide                             – Tied

Troupe                         – Troop

Undo                           – Undue

Uninterested                – Disinterested

Valuable                      – Invaluable

Waive                          – Wave

Weak – Week

Wound (N) – Wound (V)

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