What is one common mistake that even the best writers and fluent English speakers make? Commonly confused words. These words often look and sound the same, and thus are incredibly hard to catch in your own writing. They often time mean different things, and can affect your writing, make you sound unprofessional, badly educated, or just plain stupid.
The worst thing is: you won’t be able to know if you’re making these mistakes because spell-check does not catch them. If you are a student or a writer, learning the distinction between these words is incredibly important. Here are ten commonly confused words.
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