More spelling

There are also words with similar spellings but different meanings that are frequently confused. For example:

  • compliment and complement
  • lose and loose
  • personnel and personal
  • principal and principle
  • stationary and stationery
  • where and were

And words that sound the same but have different meanings such as:

  • band and banned
  • for and four
  • sight, site and cite
  • their and there
  • to, too and two
  • whether, weather and wether (a castrated ram!)

A sensible idea is to have a dictionary nearby. It is best not to use your auto correct function as unrecognised technical words and proper names may be altered to words that are known to your word processor.

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SMILE - Grammar by Vince Ricci: CIEE, Joe Schall: Penn State University, Glynis Perkin: Loughborough University, edited by Marion Kelt: GCU is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.