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Confusing English Words

Sort through hundreds of confusing English words and learn how to tell them apart with example sentences and easy-to-remember tricks.

How to Write in MLA Style

MLA Style is widely used in literary writing circles, but how exactly are you supposed to use it? Here’s a detailed look at everything you need to know.

Online Grammar Dictionary

How many of us can remember exactly what a past participle is? Or how about the differences between restrictive and nonrestrictive clauses? The Grammar Dictionary can help.

Affect vs. Effect

Out of all the confusing words in English, affect vs. effect are amongst the most puzzling. Many people have trouble telling them apart because of their similar…

Who vs. Whom

A lot of people have trouble on when to use the words “who” and “whom.” Mixing these words up can be relatively easy, and, if you confuse them too…

Adverse vs. Averse

After reading this post, you shouldn’t have any trouble remembering the difference between these two words. I’ll go over their definitions, their functions in a sentence…

Between vs. Among

These two words cause quite a bit of headache in the head’s of writers because they are so often unsure when to use which one. Is there a difference in their use? Or…

Principal vs. Principle

Principal and principle are another set of homophones, which, despite sounding identical in their pronunciation, have completely different meanings…

Complement vs. Compliment

Complement and compliment are especially tricky because they are long words and their only spelling difference is one little vowel tucked in the middle. One word is…

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