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Easily Confused Words: Precede vs. Proceed

Precede and proceed are easily confused words.

The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check is looking for words that aren’t in its dictionary, and words that resemble words in its dictionary, but are possibly spelled wrong. 311 more words

Easily Confused Words

Easily Confused Words: Grated vs. Graded

Grated and graded are easily confused words.

The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check is looking for words that aren’t in its dictionary, and words that resemble words in its dictionary, but are possibly spelled wrong. 412 more words

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Hangar and Hanger

Hangar and Hanger

A hangar is the building where you keep your airplane.

A hanger is the device you hang your clothes on. It’s also a person who hangs things. 11 more words

Easily Confused Words: Abode vs. Adobe

Abode and adobe are easily confused words.

The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check is looking for words that aren’t in its dictionary, and words that resemble words in its dictionary, but are possibly spelled wrong. 255 more words

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Die, Dye; Dying, Dyeing, Dyer

Die, Dye; Dying, Dyeing, Dyer

To die is to stop living.

To dye is to change the color of something.

Dying is the process of ceasing to live. 22 more words

Easily Confused Words: Rhodes vs. Roads

Rhodes and roads are easily confused words.

The spell-check application of most word processing software programs would not catch a slip-up of these two words. Spell-check is looking for words that aren’t in its dictionary, and words that resemble words in its dictionary, but are possibly spelled wrong. 218 more words

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Brassiere, Brassier, Brazier

Brassiere, Brassier, Brazier

A brassiere is a garment; it covers and supports the breasts.

Brassier means more brassy, excessively bold, or having more brass instruments. 13 more words