Words that sound alike or look alike often confuse students, especially those using spell checkers. This lengthy list of commonly confused words with simple definitions will help you decide which spelling fits your sentence.
a lot: a quantity; many of something
allot: to divide or portion out
angel: supernatural being, good person
angle: shape made by joining 2 straight lines
are: plural form of "to be"
our: plural form of "my"
accent: pronunciation common to a region
ascent: the act of rising or climbing
bare: nude, unadorned
bear: to carry; an animal
beside: close to; next to
besides: except for; in addition
boar: a wild male pig
bore: to drill a hole through
board: piece of wood
born: brought into life
borne: past participle of "to bear" (carry)
breath: air taken in (noun)
breathe: to take in air (verb)
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