List of Commonly Confused Words in English

In this lesson, you will learn the list of commonly confused words in English with their meaning and examples.

List of Commonly Confused Words

  • Accept: Receive
  • Except: Leave out

 

  • Advice: Guidance or recommendations
  • Advise: To offer suggestions about the best

 

  • Affect: Influence
  • Effect: Result

 

  • Allowed: Permitted
  • Aloud: Clearly heard

 

  • Allude: Make indirect reference
  • Elude: Escape from something

 

  • Ate: Past tense of eat
  • Eight: The number

 

  • Break: Smash, split
  • Brake: Stopping device

 

  • By: Preposition
  • Buy: Purchase

 

  • Capital: City, wealth
  • Capitol: Building

 

  • Coarse: Rough
  • Course: Way or path

 

  • Emigrate: leave one country or region to settle in another
  • Immigrate: enter another country reside there

 

  • Ensure: Guarantee
  • Insure: Financial liability

 

  • Farther: Physical distance
  • Further: Abstract idea

 

  • Fewer: is used with nouns that can be counted
  • Less: is used with nouns that cannot be counted

 

  • For: Preposition
  • Four: The number

 

  • Forth: Forward
  • Fourth: Comes after third

 

  • Hear: Perceive
  • Here: In this place

 

  • Loose: Free
  • Lose: Misplace

 

  • Peace: Absence of war
  • Piece: Part, portion

 

  • Plain: Simple
  • Plane: Flat surface

 

  • Principle: Rule
  • Principal: Chief person

 

  • Quiet: Silent
  • Quite: Really, positively

 

  • Stationary: Not moving
  • Stationery: Writing paper

 

  • Than: comparison
  • Then: At that time

 

  • To: In the direction of
  • Too: Also

 

  • Weak: Feeble
  • Week: Seven days

 

  • Weather: Atmospheric conditions
  • Whether: If, in case

 

  • Which: what one
  • Witch: sorceress

 

  • Who: Subject
  • Whom: Object

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