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Easily Confused Words
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is a comparison word.
Mark is taller ____ me.
signals time or order; I am going to the store and ____ home.
is a contraction for "it is."
____ going to be a nice day today.
is a possessive form of the word.
The cat licked ____ paws.
is a noun meaning "opinion."
I asked my friend for ____ about my boyfriend.
is a verb meaning "to give an opinion to."
She ____ me to talk to him directly.
is a verb meaning "to influence."
The President's speech deeply ____ me.
usually a noun, means "result." Occasionally, it's a verb meaning "to bring about" or "to cause."
The ____ of pollution can be deadly.
used as an adjective meaning "ready."
I am _____ to leave for the airport.
is an adverb meaning "by or before this time" or "even now."
I have _____ packed my suitcase.
is not really a word; it is informal.
always implies three or more.
The dog sat ____ the flowers.
is generally used with only two. The judge split the money ____ the two of us.
means "together as a group."
Let's sing the song ____.
means "completely" or "in all."
The old television flickered once or twice then broke ____.
means "at the side of" or "close to."
The garden is ____ the house.
Besides means "in addition to."
Who is going besides me?
means "to be defeated."
The Raiders will ____ the game.
Loose means "baggy, not tight."
This belt is really ____.
means "to carry from a distant place to a nearer one."
____ those books here, please.
means "to carry from a near to a more distant place."
____ these forms to the Principal's office
_____ refers to distance,
My house is _____ away than yours.
_____ means "additional" or "to a greater extent."
I need _____ advice.
Use _____ for things that can be counted.
Use _____ for quantities that cannot be counted.
Things are describes as _______,
Whole grains are _____ for the body.
People are ______.
He is _____ since he works out all of the time.
_____ means "to allow to remain."
_____ the kitten alone.
_____ means "to permit."
Please _____ me go to the movies.
_____ refers to position.
The dishes are _____ the cabinet.
_____ refers to movement.
I am walking _____ the next room.
A _____ is the lead administrator at a school.
The school is led by our _____
A _____ is a standard, typically high.
He has good _____.
A direct object comes after ______
Our landlord _____ the rent every year.
_____ never has a direct object.
The hot air balloons _____ above the trees.
_____ means "to put something in a certain place."
_____ the books on the desk.
_____ means " to be seated."
_____ is a possessive pronoun,
The girls lost _____ purses.
_____ is a contraction meaning "they are."
_____ my best friends.
_____ is an adverb or expletive at the beginning of a sentence
_____ is my bike! It is over there!
_____ means "one of a kind." It should never be used in the place of odd. Furthermore, it is impossible to be "very" or "most"
_____ means strange or peculiar.
_____ means "to leave out; fail to include." Unfortunately, I accidentally _____ the last step to the directions.
_____ means "to send forth, release."
The mother _____ a cry of relief when she saw her son was unharmed by the dog.
_____ means "to die or go by."
His grandfather _____ away yesterday.
The car _____ me on the freeway.
_____ means "time that has gone by"
You can't repeat the _____.
_____ means "to make certain."
Studying will _____ you a better grade on the assessment.
_____ is "to protect against harm or loss."
Insurance agents want to _____ your belongings against loss.
I _____ you the dress looks great on you!
_____ means to make a person confident of something.
means "to change;"
The teacher _____ to the situation at hand.
means "to choose" or "to follow."
The teacher will _____ a new method of teaching the unruly students.
is an indirect reference to something;
In her stories, Flannery O'Connor makes numerous _____ to the Bible.
The writer _____ to mistakes made by the editor when explaining his rejection letter.
is a mistaken idea or a misleading appearance.
Make-up can be used to create an _____.
means to escape or avoid detection.
Not even the best writer can _____ making an error at some point.
Use ____ to refer to a singular word;
The library has a large _____ of resource material on the Civil War.
use _____ to refer to plural words.
The library has a large _____ of magazines on the racks.
This word is grammatically incorrect. Do NOT add a "s."
means "able to do something."
____ you swim across the lake?
used when asking permission.
Mom, _____ I go swimming?
means "to put" or "to place" and always has a direct object.
_____ the map on the table.
Gretchen laid the map on the table.
means "to rest" or "to be in a lying position."
____ never takes a direct object.
NOTE: The past tense of lie is lay.
_____ down and go to sleep.
Olivia ____ down and kept quiet.
means "to leave a country to live somewhere else."
My family left and _____ from Germany
means "to come into a country to live."
My family _____ to the United States from Germany.
___ is a preposition that means "in the direction of."
Take the basket _____ Grammy's house.
is an adverb that means "extremely, overly" and "also."
Leo has _____ many fish in his tank.
I want to go _____!
I have ____ wishes left.
refers to persons only
Isn't Michelangelo the one _____ painted the Sistine Chapel?
refers to things only
First editions of Poe's first book, _____ is titled Tamerlane and Other Poems, are worth thousands of dollars.
refers to either persons or things
Talk is informal, meaning a "chat" or brief conversation. We use _____ when people are communicating.
"I was _____ with Jane this morning."
_____ is seen as formal or serious. We use _____ when we are talking about how people use words.
"I _____ Japanese."
"I _____ quickly."
_____ is the spelling used for the government building
We could see the _____ from our hotel building.
____ is the correct spelling for other meanings of the word other than for a governmental building.
What is the _____ of Colorado?
Begin a sentence with a _____ letter.
to "go forward;"
We can _____ with our investigation.
means "to go ahead of."
She let him ____ through the gate ahead of her.
Use _____ as in the phrase "whether or not"
I don't know _____ I want pizza or fries for lunch.
Use _____ when referring to atmospheric or climatic conditions.
I hate rainy _____.
a verb meaning to bring out or draw forth.
Her essay on prison reform _____ a strong reaction.
an adjective meaning illegal or unlawful.
The author's _____ copying of her assistant's work led to her downfall.
is an adverb defined as "with the use of the voice; orally, and audible, not silently or in a whisper."
"loud enough to be heard." "aloud, without restraint"
means you are given permission.
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