-Commonly confused words (1)-

Words that sound alike or look alike (moral/morale) often confuse students, especially those using spell checkers. This lengthy list of commonly confused words with simple definitions will help you decide which spelling fits your sentence:

accept: to receive

except: with the exclusion of


advice: recommendation (noun)

advise: to recommend (verb)


adverse: unfavorable

averse: opposed to


affect: to influence (verb); emotional response (noun)

effect: result (noun); to cause (verb)


aisle: space between rows

isle: island


allude: to make indirect reference to

elude: to avoid


allusion: indirect reference

illusion: false idea, misleading appearance


already: by this time

all ready: fully prepared


altar: sacred platform or place

alter: to change


altogether: thoroughly

all together: everyone/everything in one place