Commonly Confused Words

Wondering which of two words to use? You might be working with commonly confused words.

Some words are easily confused with one another because they are:

  • Similar in spelling (e.g. personal and personnel)
  • Similar in pronunciation (e.g. affect and effect)
  • Homophones (identical pronunciation but different meanings, e.g. their, they’re and there)

This infographic describes some commonly confused words.

Affect vs. Effect & 34 Other Common Confusions (Infographic)
Source: www.grammarcheck.net

Learn more

Find out more about commonly confused words in:

Test your knowledge

Related Blog Posts

Back to Basics: Word Attack Strategies

All readers encounter words they don’t recognize. Word attack strategies help learners decode, pronounce and understand unfamiliar words.

New in the Decoda Library! January 2023

Borrow new resources! Check out some of the latest editions to the library.

What is Intellectual Freedom?

This week is Freedom to Read Week! Learn about the core concept of intellectual freedom.