Confusing Words

While many similar, yet different words might go unnoticed by casual readers whose native language is the same as the work, it’s still important for a writer to know the difference. Proper grammar usage speaks to the writer’s credibility and expertise, allowing their work to be much better received by audiences and critics.

It also ensures an easy understanding to those who may have a different native tongue, as well as to learning readers or young readers. Here are a list of commonly confused words and how to know which to use. Feel free to contact me if you have any others I should add to the list.

A vs An

Affect vs Effect

Accept vs Except

Allusion vs Illusion

Allude vs Elude

Already vs All Ready

Apart vs A Part

Altogether vs All Together

Alot vs A Lot

Allot vs Alot

Assent vs Ascent

Assent vs Consent

Breath vs Breathe

Capitol vs Capital

Who’s vs Whose

Who vs Whom

Whoever vs Whomever
Sight vs Site