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Verbs often confused [infographic]

  • January 6, 2014
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Many confusing verbs share similar uses with specific duties. Several pairs are explained with a handy infographic for visual assistance. [Infographic provided by] Click here to download high resolution poster. Make or Do Make: used when a physical object, an action/reaction or a sound/speech is created. It can also refer to food. “My dad…

Seven tricky pairs of confusing words

  • February 16, 2011
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Returning to our two-part series on confusing words, we will tackle a few of the remaining homonyms and common conundrums, which are prone to being misused. While misused words can lead to considerable confusion, the reasons behind such mistakes are often quite understandable. This list provides a concise look at the rules and reasons behind…

Confusing Word Pairs. Part One.

  • January 31, 2011
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The differences between who vs whom, lay vs lie and other confusing word pairs can be difficult to discern. When combined, apostrophes, homonyms, subtle spelling differences and alternate definitions create a recipe for trouble. The following examples should clear some of the confusion surrounding these similar word pairs and homonyms. Who vs. Whom Knowing when…