Confusing Words We Get Wrong All The Time – by Derek Haines…

on Just Publishing Advice:

Being a writer is exciting and fun. We have so many words to work with to express our ideas and imagination.

But because we have such a vast vocabulary to play with, certain words that sound alike or have similar meanings can cause problems for even the best writers.

One of the most common traps to fall into is when we use homonyms. They sound almost the same, but the spelling and meanings are different.

I don’t think there’s a writer alive who hasn’t made an error or two in word choice with some of these word pairs.

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  1. Haha, Derek. People and animals get “confused”; words and things are “confusing.” Please correct your title. Then, as a predicate adjective, we can write: “‘Accept’ and ‘except’ are often confused.” While, “We find homonyms confusing.” Okay?

    Best to you,

    Sally Ember, Ed.D. (former grammar teacher)

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