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Commonly Confused Words Set 3

Commonly Confused Words Set 3 Words that sound alike or nearly alike but have different meanings. Set 3
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LOSE
verb, to misplace or not win
LOOSE
noun, to not be tight; verb (rarely used)--to release
NOVEL
noun, a book that is a work of fiction.
PASSED
verb, past tense of "to pass," to have moved
PAST
belonging to a former time or place
PRECEDE
to come before
PROCEED
to go forward
PRINCIPAL
adjective, most important; noun, a person who has authority
PRINCIPLE
a general or fundamental truth
QUOTE
verb, to cite
QUOTATION
noun, the act of citing
STATIONARY
standing still
STATIONERY
writing paper
SUPPOSED TO
correct form for "to be obligated to" or "presumed to" NOT "suppose to"
SUPPOSE
to guess or make a conjecture
THAN
use with comparisons
THEN
at that time, or next
THEIR
possessive form of they
THERE
indicates location
THEY'RE
contraction for "they are"