Commonly Confused Words and their correct usage:

 

I thought that it would be beneficial to list the words that were commonly misused and their correct usage.  I will continue to add the words to the list as they come to my mind.

 

Some of these, I might have described in details in my previous articles and you will see links to these articles.  The ones without links are the ones I haven't written.  As I write one, I will place the link then.

 

  1. Adapt vs. Adept vs. Adopt
  2. Adherence vs. Adherents
  3. Adolescents vs. Adolescence
  4. Adopted and Adoptive
  5. Adverse vs. Averse
  6. Advice vs. Advise
  7. Alleviate vs. Ameliorate
  8. All ready vs. Already
  9. All right vs. Alright
  10. All together vs. Altogether
  11. Alternately vs. Alternatively
  12. Allude vs. Elude vs. Illude
  13. Allusion vs. Illusion vs. Delusion vs. Elusion
  14. Ambiguous vs. Ambivalent
  15. Amicable vs. amiable
  16. Amoral vs. Immoral
  17. Anticipate vs. Expect
  18. Appraise vs. Apprise
  19. Ascent vs. Assent vs. Consent
  20. Assumption vs. Presumption
  21. Assure vs. Ensure vs. Insure
  22. At vs. In vs. On (Prepositions of Place)
  23. Award vs. Reward
  24. Beside vs. Besides
  25. Biannual vs. Biennial vs. Semiannual
  26. Bring vs. Take
  27. Canvas vs. Canvass
  28. Capital vs. Capitol
  29. Carat vs. Caret vs. Karat
  30. Censure vs. Censor vs. Sensor
  31. Certitude vs. Certainty
  32. Childish vs. Childlike
  33. Classic vs. Classical
  34. Climactic vs. Climatic
  35. Clothes vs. Cloths
  36. Confound vs. Compound
  37. Complacent vs. Complaisant
  38. Compare vs. Contrast
  39. Compare to vs. Compare with
  40. Confidant vs. Confident
  41. Concurrent vs. Consecutive
  42. Connote vs. Denote
  43. Conscience vs. Conscious vs. Conscientious
  44. Contemptuous vs. Contemptible
  45. Continuous vs. Continual
  46. Convince vs. Persuade
  47. Corps vs. Corpse
  48. Council vs. Counsel vs. Consul
  49. Councilor vs. Counselor
  50. Creak vs. Creek
  51. Credible vs. Creditable vs. Credulous
  52. Criteria vs. Criterion
  53. Currant vs. Current
  54. Curser vs. Cursor
  55. Decent vs. Descent vs. Dissent
  56. Defuse vs. Diffuse
  57. Desert vs. Dessert
  58. Desperate vs. Disparate
  59. Device vs. Devise
  60. Disassemble vs. Dissemble
  61. Different from vs. Different than vs. Differently than
  62. Discomfit vs. Discomfort
  63. Discreet vs. Discrete
  64. Disinterested vs. Uninterested
  65. Distinct vs. Distinctive
  66. Economic vs. Economical
  67. Effective vs. Effectual
  68. Egoism vs. Egotism
  69. Elect vs. Select
  70. Elicit vs. Illicit
  71. Elusive vs. Illusive
  72. Emigrate vs. Immigrate
  73. Emigrant vs. Immigrant
  74. Eminent vs. Immanent vs. Imminent
  75. Empathy vs. Sympathy
  76. Energize vs. Enervate
  77. Enormity vs. Enormousness
  78. Envelop vs. Envelope
  79. Epic vs. Epoch
  80. Especially vs. Specially
  81. Eventually vs. Ultimately
  82. Every Day vs. Everyday
  83. Exalt vs. Exult
  84. Exceptionable vs. Exceptional
  85. Expedient vs. Expeditious
  86. Explicit vs. Implicit
  87. Extant vs. Extent
  88. Extemporaneous vs. Impromptu
  89. Famous vs. Notorious
  90. Farther vs. Further
  91. Fewer vs. Less
  92. Figuratively vs. Literally
  93. First vs. Firstly
  94. Flair vs. Flare
  95. Flammable vs. Inflammable
  96. Flaunt vs. Flout
  97. Flounder vs. Founder
  98. Forcible vs. Forceful
  99. Forebode vs. Forbid
  100. Forego vs. Forgo
  101. Foreword vs. Forward
  102. Formally vs. Formerly
  103. Fort vs. Forte
  104. Forth vs. Fourth
  105. Fortunate vs. Fortuitous
  106. Found vs. Founded
  107. Full vs. Fulsome
  108. Gambit vs. Gamut
  109. Good vs. Well
  110. Gourmand vs. Gourmet
  111. Hanged vs. Hung
  112. Historic vs. Historical
  113. Hoping vs. Hopping
  114. Imply vs. Infer
  115. Inanition vs. Inanity
  116. Incidence vs. Incidents
  117. Incipient vs. Insipid
  118. Incredible vs. Incredulous
  119. Indeterminable vs. Indeterminate
  120. Indict vs. Indite
  121. Inflict vs. Afflict
  122. Ingenious vs. Ingenuous
  123. Innocence vs. Innocents
  124. Insidious vs. Invidious
  125. Insolate vs. Insulate
  126. Instance vs. Instant
  127. Intense vs. Intent vs. Intensive vs. Extensive
  128. Intensely vs. Intently
  129. Interment vs.  Internment
  130. It’s vs. Its
  131. Judicial vs. Judicious
  132. Last vs. Later vs. Latter
  133. Laudatory vs. Laudable
  134. Lend vs. Loan
  135. Loath vs. Loathe
  136. Loose vs. Lose
  137. Luxuriant vs. Luxurious
  138. Marital vs. martial
  139. Marry vs. Merry
  140. Marshal vs. Martial
  141. Maybe vs. May Be
  142. Militate vs. Mitigate
  143. Moot vs. Mute
  144. Moral vs. Morale
  145. Morbid vs. Moribund
  146. Naturism vs.  Naturalism
  147. Naturist vs. Naturalist
  148. Nauseated vs. Nauseating vs. Nauseous
  149. Noisome vs. Noisy
  150. Notable vs. Noticeable
  151. Observance vs. Observation
  152. Obsolescent vs. Obsolete
  153. Officious vs. Official
  154. Ordinance vs. Ordnance
  155. Palate vs. Pallet vs. Palette
  156. Parameter vs. Perimeter
  157. Passable vs. Passible
  158. Passed vs. Past
  159. Pealed vs. Peeled
  160. Peasant vs. Phesant
  161. Peccable vs. Peccant
  162. Pedal vs. Peddle vs. Petal
  163. Penultimate vs. Ultimate
  164. Percent vs. Percentage
  165. Perquisite vs. Prerequisite
  166. Persecute vs. Prosecute
  167. Personal vs. Personnel
  168. Perspective vs. Prospective
  169. Perspicacious vs. Perspicuous
  170. Pore vs. Pour
  171. Practicable vs. Practical
  172. Pray vs. Prey
  173. Precede vs. Proceed
  174. Precedence vs. Precedents vs. Presence
  175. Predominantly vs. Predominately
  176. Premier vs. Premiere
  177. Prescribe vs. Proscribe
  178. Principal vs. Principle
  179. Proven vs. Proved
  180. Prophesy vs. Prophesize vs. Prophecy
  181. Prostrate vs. Prostate
  182. Purposely vs. Purposefully
  183. Quarts vs. Quartz
  184. Quell vs. Quench
  185. Quiet vs. Quit vs. Quite
  186. Quotation vs. Quote
  187. Raise vs. Rise
  188. Rational vs. Rationale
  189. Ravage vs. Ravish
  190. Recourse vs. Resource
  191. Regardless vs. Irregardless
  192. Regretful vs. Regrettable
  193. Regrettably vs. Regretfully
  194. Reign vs. Rein
  195. Reluctant vs. Reticent
  196. Respectively vs. Respectfully
  197. Review vs. Revue
  198. Role vs. Roll
  199. Salacious vs. Salutary
  200. Sanguinary vs. Sanguine
  201. Saver vs. Savor
  202. Sensual vs. Sensuous
  203. Serve vs. Service
  204. Sew vs. Sow
  205. Shear vs. Sheer
  206. Should vs. Would
  207. Simple vs. Simplistic
  208. Slay vs. Sleigh
  209. Sleight vs. Slight
  210. Sometime vs. Some time vs. Sometimes
  211. Stanch vs. Staunch
  212. Stationary vs. Stationery
  213. Statue vs. Stature vs. Statute
  214. Story vs. Storey
  215. Taunt vs. Tout
  216. Temerity vs. Timidity
  217. Than vs. Then
  218. Their vs. There vs. They’re
  219. Titillate vs. titivate
  220. Tortuous vs. Torturous
  221. Toward vs. Towards
  222. Troop vs. Troupe
  223. Turbid vs. Turgid
  224. Unconscionable vs. Unconscious
  225. Underway vs. Under way
  226. Unexceptionable vs. Unexceptional
  227. Unsociable vs. Unsocial vs. Antisocial
  228. Vain vs. Vane vs. Vein
  229. Venal vs. Venial
  230. Veracious vs. Voracious vs. Vociferous
  231. Verses vs. Versus
  232. Waiver vs. Waver
  233. Wake vs. Awake
  234. Wander vs. Wonder
  235. Weather vs. Whether
  236. Were vs. We're vs. Where
  237. Which vs. That
  238. Which vs. Who
  239. Who vs. Whom
  240. Whoever vs. Whomever
  241. Whose vs. Who's
  242. Wrack vs. Wreck vs. Wreak vs. Rack vs. Reek
  243. Wreath vs. Wreathe
  244. Your vs. You’re

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