Confused Man

Commonly Confused English Words (and how to remember them)

I’m looking at many pairs of words that are often confused – whether this is due to the meaning, pronunciation or similar spelling. Many of these words are even confusing for native speakers. So if you know how to use these words correctly, you can say you’re better than a lot of native speakers (at least ones that I see!)

Confusing Words

  • Except / Accept
  • Breath / Breathe
  • Compliment / Complement
  • Lay / Lie
  • Though / Through
  • Allowed / aloud
  • Everyday / every day
  • Say / tell
  • Lend / borrow
  • Can’t / Can’t
  • Work / Walk

Any more to add to the list?

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