The Little Book of Confusables
How often do you question yourself when you write PRACTICE or PRACTISE, AFFECT or EFFECT, LICENCE or LICENSE?
The English language is full of words that sound the same, or similar, but have different meanings – and using the wrong word can completely change your message.
- BALD men aren’t always BOLD.
- DISEASED may be bad, but DECEASED is a whole lot worse.
- Dramatic CORDS require the fashion police.
- And heaven forbid you ask someone to BARE with me – unless you’re a fan of getting naked with strangers.
Wouldn’t you love a handy guide to those tricksy spellings that trip you up and make you look bad? I’ve got your back.
I’ve been sharing #confusables on social media since 2016. Some of them have become blogs on my website. Others have made it into my ever-growing collection of commonly confused words.
It’s time for me to share them with you.