Confusing Words

Often, students use the wrong words or phrases in their writing. The confusion stems from words that sound or look similar but have very different meanings, or words that are misused so often that their wrong usage is thought to be correct.

These are words that may sound appropriate because they are used frequently in everyday language; however, the use of an inappropriate word or expression in a sentence can change the meaning of the sentence. Following is a list of some words or phrases that are commonly confused.

Commonly Confused Words