Confusing Words

You bathe in a bath, and you might advise someone by giving advice, but how do you tell the difference between these commonly misused words? This page provides 10 sets of words that sound or look similar, but have different meanings. English language learners can use the page as a reference when writing, reading, and speaking.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Some words include sample sentences, while others do not; have learners come up with their own sentences and write them in to complete the page
  • Pupils can add this to their notebooks or binders for easy reference

  • Each word is paired with information such as the meaning, a sample sentence, or the part of speech to help learners distinguish between words

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