Tag Archives: confusing words
Many people get confused about affect and effect. Once you have written one of these words, somehow it looks wrong. Looking it up often doesn’t help. If you are already confused, working out whether you are dealing with a verb or … Continue reading
We all know what it means, but a lot of people are unsure about whether to use “just deserts” or “just desserts”. This is a thorough post about a confusing phrase: just des(s)erts. And once you know which word you want, … Continue reading
We haven’t had one of these for a while, and the subject doesn’t go away. Here is some advice about confusing words. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
Today we have a list of 30 idioms for your perusal. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
Today’s post is a mixture. Some of these 33 commonly misunderstood words and phrases are regular stars of these sorts of articles, like the difference between lie and lay. Others are new to me, and while I can see how things can … Continue reading
Here is something that confuses a lot of people. This is a nice post about the difference between historic and historical. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
Here is an odd concept. 25 words are their own opposites. How many can you list before you click on the link? Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
Today I’ve got a list of posts about words that often get muddled: Comparing gratis, gratuitous, and gratuity. The difference between disinterested or uninterested. Deciding between in to and into. On a slightly different tack, embarrassing yet common malapropisms. Visit … Continue reading
Here are some nice little cartoons to help you avoid confusion. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.
Do you get confused about advice & advise? Try this post from Oxford Dictionaries. Visit my websites via the links at the top of this page.