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Commonly Confused Words 1-3

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a lot
1. many (adjective)
a lot
2. many times (adverb)
affect
1. to influence (verb)
affect
2. to pretend (verb)
affect
3. /`a-fekt/ feeling (noun)
all ready
set to go (adjective)
all right
completely correct (always two words)
allot
share; assign for a specific purpose
already
by this time (adverb)
close
1. /kloʊs/ being near
close
2. /kloʊz/ to shut
cloth
piece of fabric
clothe
to dress or cover
clothes
garments
effect
1. a result
effect
2. being in operation (nouns)
effect
3. to make happen (verb)
fewer
not as much in number; used with count nouns
knew
past tense of know
know
to be familiar with
less
not as much in quantity; used with non-count nouns
loose
not tight; free from confinement; to free from confinement
lose
1. to not win
lose
2. to misplace
new
not old
no
negative
now
at the present time or moment
passed
moved by or through (verb)
past
1. the time gone by (noun)
past
2. bygone (adjective)
past
3. beyond (adverb or preposition)
precede
to go before
proceed
to continue; to come forth from
proceeds
money yielded from a business transaction
who
1. a relative pronoun used to introduce a nonrestrictive clause about people
who
2. refers to the subject of the main verb or a predicate pronoun
who
3. interrogative pronoun
whom
refers to the object of a verb or preposition
who's
contraction of who is
whose
possessive pronoun