Commonly confused words in English!!! Here is a collection of some of the commonly confused words that you often encounter.
Commonly Confused Words
Here are the most commonly confused words:
1. Allowed vs Aloud
- Mutual funds have allowed people to become longer-term investors.
- Joanne, would you read the poem aloud?
2. Who vs Whom
- Who are you?
- Whom did they invite?
3. Allude vs Elude
- I didn’t allude to anybody or anything.
- The gold medal continues to elude her.
4. Which vs Witch
- Which football team do you support?
- The witch disappeared in a puff of smoke.
5. Ate vs Eight
- I ate two slices of toast.
- I work eight hours a day.
6. Weather vs Whether
- We are hoping for good weather on Sunday.
- I doubted whether the story is true.
7. Break vs Brake
- Don’t break in when he is telling the story.
- The brake cable needs tightening up.
8. Weak vs Week
- She is still weak after her illness.
- We’re having an oral test this week.
9. By vs Buy
- By: Preposition
- Buy: Purchase
- A man is known by his friends.
- Where can I buy a ticket?
10. To vs Too
- Eat to live, but not live to eat.
- It is never too old to learn.
- Beijing is the capital of China.
- The U.S. Congress lies on Capitol Hill.
12. Than vs Then
- A tattler is worse than a thief.
- First, think, and then speak.
13. Coarse vs Course
- The coarse language on TV was bleeped out.
- There is also a golf course five miles away.
14. Stationary vs Stationery
- The car collided with a stationary vehicle.
- They sell stationery and stuff.
15. Ensure vs Insure
- No one can insure you from failure.
- The price is low to ensure a quick sale.
16. Quiet vs Quite
- He was a quiet, shy man.
- The path began to climb quite steeply.
- You can only gain by further study.
- We decided not to go any farther.
18. Principle vs Principal
- This principle was rooted in my mind.
- I must consult my principal on this matter.
19. For vs Four
- There is a time for everything.
- This lesson is divided into four units.
20. Plain vs Plane
- The problem is quite plain to us.
- We convinced Anne to go by plane.
21. Forth vs Fourth
- April showers bring forth May flowers.
- Many boys explode firecrackers on the Fourth of July.
22. Peace vs Piece
- Why can’t they live together in peace?
- Can you manage another piece of cake?
23. Hear vs Here
- I can hear voices through the wall.
- She started work here last May.
24. Loose vs Lose
- She is wearing a loose dress.
- I was unfortunate enough to lose my keys.
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Commonly Confused Words in English