-Commonly Confused Words (2)-

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

 

assistance: help

assistants: helpers

                                                     

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

bored: uninterested 

 

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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