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Commonly Confused Words Set 1

Commonly Confused Words: Words that sound alike or nearly alike but have different meanings.
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ACCEPT
to receive
EXCEPT
to take or leave out
AFFECT
to influence
EFFECT
n., result, v., to accomplish
A LOT
(two words)-many.
ALOT
(one word)-Not the correct form.
ALLUSION
an indirect reference
ILLUSION
a false perception of reality
ALL READY
prepared
ALREADY
by this time
ALTOGETHER
entirely
ALL TOGETHER
gathered, with everything in one place
APART
to be separated
A PART
to be joined with
ASCENT
climb
ASSENT
agreement
BREATH
noun, air inhaled or exhaled
BREATHE
verb, to inhale or exhale
CAPITAL
seat of government. Also financial resources.
CAPITOL
the actual building in which the legislative body meets