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Ten Commonly Misused Words

Ten Commonly Misused Words

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Author: Kathryn Reilly
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    Introduce commonly misused words and how to use them correctly (e.g. accept vs. except, then vs. than, i.e. vs. e.g., etc.). 

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    Explain devices or strategies that learners can use to remember how to use commonly misused words correctly (e.g. mnemonic devices) 

 

This packet should help a learner seeking to understand English writing style and who has made mistakes with word choice. It will explain commonly misused words and how to correct them.

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Confusing Words: Robots Discuss Commonly Misused Words

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the English language? This YouTube video introduces several commonly misused words and how to use them correctly. The robots discuss the following commonly misused words:

principal vs. principle
stationary vs. stationery
accept vs. except
capital vs. capitol
council vs. counsel

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Ten Commonly Misused Words

Ten Commonly Misused Words

  1. Accept vs. Except
     
  2. Affect vs. Effect
     
  3. Capitol vs. Capital
     
  4. Compliment vs. Complement
     
  5. Desert vs. Dessert
     
  6. Farther vs. Further
     
  7. Lie vs. Lay
     
  8. Loose vs. Lose
     
  9. Precede vs. Proceed
     
  10. Than vs. Then

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Ten Commonly Misused Words

This PDF defines and provides examples for ten commonly misused words.

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Ten Commonly Misused Words

This slide show introduces ten commonly misused words. To help you determine which word should be used, each slide identifies the word's part of speech, provides a concise meaning, gives an example of the word used correctly and provides a helpful hint.

Source: Kathryn Reilly