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No red ink study guide Commonly Confused Words 3 and 4
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Who and Whom?
Use who when the pronoun is the subject of the clause
Use whom when the pronoun is the object of the clause
Quiet vs Quite
Quiet is the opposite of noisy'
Quite means completely or entirely
Morning vs Mourning
Morning is the time from sunrise to noon
Mourning is the act of sorrow
Maybe vs May be
Maybe means possibly as if to indicate a situation is possible
May be use perhaps and possibly and if one of them fits use maybe otherwise use may be.
Good vs Well
Good is an adjective that can be used to describe nouns
Well is an adverb that describes verbs, and it can also be used as an adjective when referring to someone's health.
Everyday vs Every day
Everyday means regular or original
Every day refers to each specific day
Dave was not sure if he should maintain his everyday schedule
Dave did not like that he had to go to Kumon every day.
Everyone vs Every one
Everyone refers to all the people
Every one is often followed by of and refers to each and every single thing or person
Anyone vs Any one
Anyone means any person
Any one means a single unspeficed object, idea, person, or place.
Affect vs Effect
Affect middle of the sentecne and means to influence
Effect means result
Accept vs Except
Accept means to receive or agree
Except means excluding
Cite vs Sight vs Site
Cite means to quote, give recogniton to , ro summon
Sight means the act of seeing or something to see
Site refers to a location or postion
Scene vs Seen
Scene refers to a setting, location, occurence, or spectacle.
Seen is the past verb tense of see
Advice vs. Advise
Advice is to give an opinon
Advise means to give advice
Farther vs. Further
Farther refers to physical distance
Further refers to figurative distance like an amount of time, quantity or degree.
Anyway vs. Anyways
Always use Anyway
Altogether vs. All together
Altogther means entirely
Alltogther means in a group or all at oncde
Already vs. All ready
Already means before this time or by this time
All ready means fully prepared
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