Commonly Confused Words in English

Let’s face it, English can be a confusing language at times. There are hundreds of confusing words in English: words that are separated by just one or two letters or words that sound exactly alike when you say them out loud but have completely different meanings.

That is why I have created this list of commonly confused words with detailed explanations on all of their uses and differences. I have done my best to make my explanations in everyday English, so that anyone and everyone reading these posts will be able to easily understand.

This list is by no means exhaustive and I am expanding it every day, so if you don’t see a set of words on here of which you would like an explanation, please send me an email at I’d be happy to write an article.

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A hold versus Ahold

Ability versus Capability

Absorb versus Adsorb

Accept versus Except

Access versus Excess

Accent versus Ascent versus Assent

Accidentally versus Accidently

Accidently versus Accidentally

Acclimation versus Acclamation

Acknowledgment versus Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement versus Acknowledgment

Acumen versus Acuity versus Acuteness

Acute versus Chronic

Ad versus Add

Adapter versus Adaptor

Adaptor versus Adapter

Addenda versus Addendum

Addicting versus Addictive

Addictive versus Addicting

Adsorb versus Absorb

Adverse versus Averse

Advice versus Advise

Adviser versus Advisor

Advisor versus Adviser

Aerobic versus Anaerobic

Aeroplane versus Airplane

Affect versus Effect

Affect Change versus Effect Change

Affective versus Effective

Afflict versus Inflict

Afterward versus Afterwards

Afterwards versus Afterward

Ageing versus Aging

Aging versus Ageing

Ahold versus A hold

Aid versus Aide

Aide versus Aid

Airplane versus Aeroplane

Aisle versus Isle

Aka versus A.k.a.

All of a Sudden versus All of the Sudden

All ready versus Already

All right versus Alright

All together versus Altogether

Allowed versus Aloud

Allude versus Elude

Allusion versus Illusion

All ways versus Always

Alone versus Lonely

Altar versus Alter

Alter versus Altar

Aluminium versus Aluminum

Aluminum versus Aluminium

Always versus All ways

Aloud versus Allowed

Alot versus A lot

Aloud versus Out Loud

Already versus All ready

Alright versus All Right

Alumnus versus Alumni

Altogether versus All together

Ambiance versus Ambience

Ambience versus Ambiance

Amend versus Emend

Among versus Amongst

Among versus Between

Amoral versus Immoral

Amoral versus Unmoral

Amount versus Number

Anaerobic versus Aerobic

Analog versus Analogue

Analyse versus Analyze

Analysis versus Analyses

Analyses versus Analysis

Analyze versus Analyse

Anime versus Manga

Angel versus Angle

Angle versus Angel

Antagonist versus Protagonist

Anxious versus Eager

Any more versus Anymore

Any one versus Anyone

Any place versus Anyplace

Any way versus Anyway

Anymore versus Any more

Anyone versus Any one

Anyplace versus Any place

Anytime versus Any time

Anyway versus Any way

Anyway versus Anyways

Anyways versus Anyway

Any way versus Anyway

Apart versus A part

Apologise versus Apologize

Apologize versus Apologise

Are versus Is

Are versus Our

Armor versus Armour

Armour versus Armor

Artefact versus Artifact

Artifact versus Artefact

Assent versus Consent

Assume versus Presume

Assure versus Ensure versus Insure

Astrology versus Astronomy

Astronomy versus Astrology

Attain versus Obtain

Attorney versus Lawyer

Aural versus Oral

Autumn versus Fall

Avenge versus Revenge

Averse versus Adverse

Avocation versus Vocation

Awaiting versus Waiting

Award versus Reward

Awhile versus A While

Ax versus Axe

Axe versus Ax


Backup versus Back up

Backward versus Backwards

Backyard versus Back Yard

Bad Rap versus Bad Rep

Bad versus Badly

Badly versus Bad

Bail versus Bale

Bale versus Bail

Baptised versus Baptized

Baptized versus Baptised

Barbecue versus Barbeque

Barbeque versus Barbecue

Bare versus Bear

Bare with me versus Bear with Me

Baring versus Bearing

Base versus Bass

Bass versus Base

Bath versus Bathe

Bathe versus Bath

Bear versus Bare

Bear with me versus Bare with me

Bearing versus Baring

Because versus Since

Beck and Call versus Beckon Call

Bed post versus Bedpost

Bedpost versus Bed post

Began versus Begun

Begun versus Began

Behavior versus Behaviour

Behaviour versus Behavior

Beliefs versus Believes

Believes versus Beliefs

Bellow versus Below

Below versus Bellow

Bended versus Bent

Benefited versus Benefitted

Benefitted versus Benefited

Bent versus Bended

Beside versus Besides

Besides versus Beside

Between versus Among

Biannual versus Semiannual

Bi-weekly versus Semi-monthly

Bi-weekly versus Semi-weekly

Binded versus Bound

Bingeing versus Binging

Binging versus Bingeing

Bit versus Bitten

Bitten versus Bit

Blackmail versus Extortion

Blatant versus Flagrant

Blimp versus Zeppelin

Blond versus Blonde

Blonde versus Blond

Born versus Borne

Borne versus Born

Bought versus Brought

Bound versus Binded

Bourgeoisie versus Bourgeois

Breach versus Breech

Break versus Brake

Break down versus Breakdown

Breakdown versus Break down

Breath versus Breathe

Breathe versus Breath

Breech versus Breach

Brief versus Debrief

Brick and Mortar versus Brick and Morter

Bring versus Take

Broach versus Brooch

Brooch versus Broach

Broth versus Stock

Brought versus Bought

Brought versus Brung

Brung versus Brought

Buck Naked versus Butt Naked

Buildup versus Build up

Bunny versus Rabbit

Burned versus Burnt

Burnt versus Burned

Burst versus Bursted

Bursted versus Burst

Buses versus Busses

Busses versus Buses

Butt Naked versus Buck Naked

Buy versus Bye versus By

By Accident versus On Accident

Bye versus By versus Buy


Cacao versus Cocoa

Cactuses versus Cacti

Caddie versus Caddy

Calvary versus Cavalry

Calfs versus Calves

Calves versus Calfs

Camaraderie versus Comradery

Can versus May

Can not versus Cannot

Canceled versus Cancelled

Canon versus Cannon

Cannon versus Canon

Cannot versus Can not

Capability versus Ability

Capital versus Capitol

Cappuccino versus Latte

Caramel versus Carmel

Cardinal Numbers versus Ordinal Numbers

Caregiver versus Caretaker

Caretaker versus Caregiver

Carmel versus Caramel

Case and Point versus Case in Point

Cast versus Casted

Catalog versus Catalogue

Catalogue versus Catalog

Catsup versus Ketchup

Catty-Corner versus Kitty-Corner

Cavalry versus Calvary

Center versus Centre

Centre versus Center

Centrifugal versus Centripetal

Centripetal versus Centrifuga

Certificate versus Degree

Certificate versus Diploma

Charley Horse versus Charlie Horse

Charlie Horse versus Charley Horse

Check in versus Check-in

Check versus Cheque

Check up versus Checkup

Check-in versus Check in

Checkout versus Check out

Checkup versus Check up

Cheque versus Check

Childcare versus Child Care

Choir versus Chorus

Choose versus Chose

Chord versus Cord

Chorus versus Choir

Chose versus Choose

Chronic versus Acute

Client versus Customer

Collectable versus Collectible

Curricula versus Curriculum

Cite versus Site versus Sight

Cleanup versus Clean up

Climactic versus Climatic

Climatic versus Climactic

Clip versus Magazine

Cloth versus Clothes

Clothes versus Cloth

Co-operate versus Cooperate

Co-worker versus Coworker

Coarse versus Course

Coca versus Cocoa

Cocoa versus Cacao

Cocoa versus Coca

Cold versus Flu

Coldslaw versus Coleslaw

Coleslaw versus Coldslaw

College versus University

Coma versus Comma

Comma versus Coma

Compare To versus Compare With

Compare With versus Compare To

Competencies versus Skills

Complement versus Compliment

Compliment versus Complement

Comprise versus Compose

Concave versus Convex

Consent versus Assent

Conscience versus Conscious

Consignee versus Consignor

Consignor versus Consignee

Contagious versus Infectious

Contiguous versus Continuous

Continual versus Continuous

Continuous versus Contiguous

Continuous versus Continual

Continually versus Continuously

Continuously versus Continually

Convex versus Concave

Convince versus Persuade

Coliseum versus Colosseum

Collaborate versus Corroborate

Color versus Colour

Colour versus Color

Competence versus Competency

Comradery versus Camaraderie

Copyrighted versus Copywritten

Copywritten versus Copyrighted

Cord versus Chord

Corn Meal versus Corn Flour

Correspondance versus Correspondence

Correspondence versus Correspondance

Corroborate versus Collaborate

Cosy versus Cozy

Could Have versus Could Of

Could Of versus Could Have

Could versus Would

Council versus Counsel

Councilor versus Counselor

Counsel versus Council

Counselling versus Counseling

Counselor versus Councilor

Course versus Coarse

Coworker versus Co-worker

Cozy versus Cosy

Crawfish versus Crayfish

Crayfish versus Crawfish

Creek versus Crick

Criteria versus Criterion

Criterion versus Criteria

Criticise versus Criticize

Cue versus Queue

Currant versus Current

Current versus Currant

Customer versus Client


Dairy versus Diary

Dam versus Damn

Damn versus Dam

Debrief versus Brief

Deceased versus Diseased

Deduce versus Induce

Degree versus Diploma

Denounce versus Renounce

Defence versus Defense

Defendant versus Plaintiff

Defense versus Defence

Defuse versus Diffuse

Degree versus Certificate

Deep-Seated versus Deep-Seeded

Deep-Seeded versus Deep-Seated

Delusion versus Illusion

Dependant versus Dependent

Dependent versus Dependant

Depository versus Repository

Despite versus In Spite of

Device versus Devise

Devise versus Device

Diagnosis versus Prognosis

Dialog versus Dialogue

Dialogue versus Dialog

Diary versus Dairy

Dice versus Die

Die versus Dice

Dieing versus Dying

Different From versus Different Than

Different Than versus Different From

Diffuse versus Defuse

Diner versus Dinner

Dinner versus Diner

Dinner versus Supper

Diploma versus Certificate

Diploma versus Degree

Disburse versus Disperse

Diseased versus Deceased

Disc versus Disk

Discreet versus Discrete

Discrete versus Discreet

Disinterested versus Uninterested

Disk versus Disc

Disorganized versus Unorganized

Disperse versus Disburse

Dissatisfied versus Unsatisfied

Distrust versus Mistrust

Dived versus Dove

DNA versus RNA

Do versus Due

DO versus MD

Donut versus Doughnut

Doughnut versus Donut

Dove versus Dived

Draft versus Draught

Dragged versus Drug

Draught versus Draft

Dreamed versus Dreamt

Dreamt versus Dreamed

Drier versus Dryer

Drink versus Drunk

Drop off versus Drop off

Drug versus Dragged

Drunk versus Drink

Dryer versus Drier

Dual versus Duel

Due versus Do

Duel versus Dual

Duplicate versus Replicate 

Dwarfs versus Dwarves


E-mail versus Email

Eager versus Anxious

Eatable versus Edible

Edible versus Eatable

Effect versus Affect

Effect Change versus Affect Change

Effective versus Affective

Effective versus Efficient

Effectiveness versus Efficiency

Efficacy versus Efficiency

Efficiency versus Effectiveness

Efficiency versus Efficacy

Efficient versus Effective

E.G. versus I.E.

Either versus Neither

Elder versus Older

Elegy versus Eulogy

Elfs versus Elves

Elicit versus Illicit

Elude versus Allude

Elves versus Elfs

Embed versus Imbed

Email versus E-mail

Emend versus Amend

Emigrate versus Immigrate

Eminent versus Imminent

Emoji versus Emoticon

Emoticon versus Emoji

Empathetic versus Empathic

Empathic versus Empathetic

Empathy versus Sympathy

Emphasise versus Emphasize

Emphasize versus Emphasise

En Route versus In Route

Endeavors versus Endeavours

Encase versus Incase

Enclosed versus Inclosed

Endeavours versus Endeavors

Endemic versus Epidemic

Endorsement versus Indorsement

Engrained versus Ingrained

Enquiry versus Inquiry

Enrollment versus Enrolment

Enrolment versus Enrollment

Ensure versus Insure versus Assure

Entitled versus Titled

Envelop versus Envelope

Envision versus Invision

Envy versus Jealousy

Epidemic versus Endemic

Equal versus Equitable

Equitable versus Equal

Espresso versus Expresso

Ethics versus Morals

Ethnicity versus Race

Eulogy versus Elegy

Everyday versus Every day

Everyone or Every One

Every thing versus Everything

Everything versus Every thing

Evoke versus Invoke

Except versus Accept

Excess versus Access

Excretion versus Secretion

Expiry versus Expiration

Explicit versus Implicit

Expresso versus Espresso

Extortion versus Blackmail


Fair versus Fare

Fall versus Autumn

Farther versus Further

Favor versus Favour

Favorite versus Favourite

Favour versus Favor

Favourite versus Favorite

Faze versus Phase

Fed versus Feed

Feed versus Fed

Fewer versus Less

Fiancé versus Fiancée

Fiancée versus Fiancé

Fiber versus Fibre

Fiction versus Nonfiction

Figuratively versus Literally

Fillet versus Filet

Firsthand versus First-hand

Fish versus Fishes

Fishes versus Fish

Fit versus Fitted

Flair versus Flare

Flagrant versus Blatant

Flammable versus Inflammable

Flautist versus Flutist

Flesh out versus Flush out

Flier versus Flyer

Flies versus Flys

Flounder versus Founder

Flu versus Cold

Flush out versus Flesh out

Flutist versus Flautist

Flys versus Flies

Follow up versus Followup

Followup versus Follow up

Foolproof versus Fullproof

Forego versus Forgo

Foreword versus Forward

Formulas versus Formulae

Forth versus Fourth

Forgo versus Forego

Former versus Latter

Forty versus Fourty

Foreword versus Forward

Foul versus Fowl

Founder versus Flounder

Fourth versus Forth

Fourty versus Forty

Fowl versus Foul

Free Reign versus Free Rein

Free Rein versus Free Reign

Freshman versus Freshmen

Freshmen versus Freshman

Fulfil versus Fulfill

Fulfill versus Fulfil

Fullproof versus Foolproof

Funner versus More Fun

Funnest versus Most Fun


Gage versus Gauge

Gaol versus Jail

Gases versus Gasses

Gasses versus Gases

Gauge versus Gage

Gist versus Jist

Glueing versus Gluing

Gluing versus Glueing

Got versus Gotten

Grammar versus Grammer

Grammer versus Grammar

Grateful versus Greatful

Greatful versus Grateful

Grey versus Gray

Grill versus Grille

Grille versus Grill

Grinded versus Ground

Gross versus Net

Ground versus Grinded

Guarantee versus Guaranty

Guaranty versus Guarantee


Hale versus Hail

Half-Mast versus Half-Staff

Half-Staff versus Half-Mast

Hands-on versus Hands on

Hangar versus Hanger

Hanged versus Hung

Hanger versus Hangar

Harbor versus Harbour

Harbour versus Harbor

Hardy versus Hearty

Hare versus Rabbit

Has versus Have

Have versus Has

Hayday versus Heyday

Heal versus Heel

Health Care versus Healthcare

Healthcare versus Health Care

Hear versus Here

Heard versus Herd

Hearty versus Hardy

Heel versus Heal

Height versus Heighth

Herd versus Heard

Here versus Hear

Her’s versus Hers

Hers versus Her’s

Heyday versus Hayday

Hillbilly versus Redneck

Himself versus Him self

Himself versus Hisself

Historic versus Historical

Historical versus Historic

Hoard versus Horde

Holistic versus Wholistic

Home in versus Hone in

Homogeneous versus Homogenous

Homogenous versus Homogeneous

Homonyms versus Homophones

Hone in versus Home in

Honor versus Honour

Honour versus Honor

Hoofs versus Hooves

Hooray versus Hurray

Hooves versus Hoofs

Hoping versus Hopping

Hopping versus Hoping

Horde versus Hoard

Humor versus Humour

Hurray versus Hooray

Hyper versus Hypo

Hypo versus Hyper


I versus Me

I.E. versus E.G.

Ignorant versus Stupid

Illegal versus Illicit

Illegal versus Unlawful

Illegible versus Unreadable

Illicit versus Illegal

Illicit versus Elicit

Illusion versus Allusion

Illusion versus Delusion

Imaginary versus Imaginative

Imaginative versus Imaginary

Imbed versus Embed

Immigrate versus Emigrate

Immanent versus Imminent

Imminent versus Eminent

Immoral versus Amoral

Immoral versus Unmoral

Implicit versus Explicit

Imply versus Infer

Impostor versus Imposter

In Case versus Incase

In Process versus In Progress

In Regard To versus In Regards To

In Route versus En Route

In Spite Of versus Despite

In tact versus Intact

Inalienable versus Unalienable

Incase versus Encase

Incase versus In Case

Incidence versus Incident

Incident versus Incidence

Inclosed versus Enclosed

Indexes versus Indices

Indices versus Indexes

Indorsement versus Endorsement

Induce versus Deduce

Inequality versus Inequity

Inequity versus Inequality

Infectious versus Contagious

Infer versus Imply

Inflammable versus Flammable

Inflict versus Afflict

Ingrained versus Engrained

Inquiry versus Enquiry

Installation versus Instillation

Instil versus Instill

Instill versus Instil

Instillation versus Installation

Insure versus Ensure versus Assure

Intact versus In tact

Inter- versus Intra-

Into versus In to

Invaluable versus Valuable

Invision versus Envision

Invoke versus Evoke

Is versus Are

Isle versus Aisle

Its versus It’s


Jail versus Gaol

Jealousy versus Envy

Jerry-rigged versus Jury-rigged

Jewelry versus Jewellery

Jibe versus Jive

Jist versus Gist

Jive versus Jibe

Judgement versus Judgment

Judgment versus Judgement

Jury-rigged versus Jerry-rigged


Ketchup versus Catsup

Kickoff versus Kick-off versus Kick off

Kitty-Corner versus Catty-Corner

Kneeled versus Knelt

Knelt versus Kneeled

Knew versus New

Knight versus Night

Knit versus Knitted

Knitted versus Knit


Labeled versus Labelled

Labelled versus Labeled

Labor versus Labour

Labour versus Labor

Ladder versus Latter

Laid out versus Layed out

Lasagna versus Lasagne

Later Than versus Later Then

Lath versus Lathe

Lathe versus Lath

Latitude versus Longitude

Latte versus Cappuccino

Latter versus Former

Latter versus Ladder

Lawyer versus Attorney

Layout versus Lay out

Layed out versus Laid out

Lead versus Led

Lead versus Lede

Leaned versus Leant

Leant versus Leaned

Leaped versus Leapt

Leapt versus Leaped

Learned versus Learnt

Learnt versus Learned

Leary versus Leery

Led versus Lead

Lede versus Lead

Leery versus Leary

Leftover versus Left over

Lend versus Loan

Lended versus Lent

Lens versus Lense

Lense versus Lens

Lent versus Lended

Less versus Fewer

Lessee versus Lessor

Lessor versus Lessee

Let’s versus Lets

Lets versus Let’s

Liar versus Lier

Lie versus Lye

Lier versus Liar

Libel versus Slander

Licence versus License

License versus Licence

Lighted versus Lit

Lifes versus Lives

Lifetime versus Life time

Light versus Lite

Lightening versus Lightning

Lightning versus Lightening

Likable versus Likeable

Linchpin versus Lynchpin

Liqueur versus Liquor

Liquor versus Liqueur

Lit versus Lighted

Lite versus Light

Liter versus Litre

Literally versus Figuratively

Lithograph versus Serigraph

Litre versus Liter

Lives versus Lifes

Loan versus Lend

Loathe versus Loath

Log in versus Login

Log in versus Log on

Login versus Log in

Lonely versus Alone

Longitude versus Latitude

Lose versus Loose versus Loosen

Loss versus Lost

Lost versus Loss

Lovable versus Loveable

Luge versus Skeleton

Lye versus Lie

Lynchpin versus Linchpin


Macro versus Micro

Magazine versus Clip

Maize versus Maze

Make Do versus Make Due

Makeup versus Make Up

Manga versus Anime

Mantel versus Mantle

Mantle versus Mantel

Many versus Much

Master versus Mister

Material versus Materiel

Materiel versus Material

Math versus Maths

Maths versus Math

May versus Can

May versus Might

May be versus Maybe

Maybe versus May be

Maze versus Maize

MD versus DO

Me versus I

Me versus Mine

Me versus Myself

Medal versus Metal

Metal versus Medal

Micro versus Macro

Mine versus Me

Minuscule versus Miniscule

Mischievous versus Mischievious

Miss versus Mrs.

Mister versus Master

Mistreatment versus Maltreatment

Mistrust versus Distrust

Mistrust versus Trust

Modeling versus Modelling

Mold versus Mould

Mom versus Mum

Moneys versus Monies

Monies versus Moneys

Monologue versus Soliloquy 

Moot versus Mute

Moral versus Morale

Morale versus Moral

Morals versus Ethics

More Fun versus Funner

More Than versus More Then

More Then versus More Than

Moslem versus Muslim

Most Fun versus Funnest

Mould versus Mold

Moustache versus Mustache

Movable versus Moveable

Moveable versus Movable

Miss versus Mrs.

Mrs. versus Ms.

Ms. versus Mrs.

Much versus Many

Mucous vs. Mucus

Mucus versus Mucous

Mum versus Mom

Muslim versus Moslem

Mustache versus Moustache

Myself versus Me


Naught versus Nought

Nauseated versus Nauseous

Nauseous versus Nauseated

Nay versus Yay

Neighbors versus Neighbours

Neither versus Either

Nerve-racking versus Nerve-wracking

Nerve-wracking versus Nerve-racking

Net versus Gross

Never mind versus Nevermind

Nevermind versus Never mind

New versus Knew

Night versus Knight

Ninety versus Ninty

Ninty versus Ninety

No one versus Noone

Nobody versus No one

Nonfiction versus Fiction

Nonprofit versus Not-for-profit

Noone versus No one

No Later Than versus No Later Then

No one versus Nobody

Not Surprising versus Not Surprisingly

Not-for-profit versus Nonprofit

Nought versus Naught

Now a Days versus Nowadays

Nowadays versus Now a Days

Number versus Amount


Objective versus Subjective

Obligated versus Obliged

Obliged versus Obligated

Obtain versus Attain

Octopi versus Octopuses

Octopuses versus Octopi

Offence versus Offense

Offense versus Offence

Oftentimes versus Often times

Old-Fashion versus Old-Fashioned

Older versus Elder

Omelet versus Omelette

On Accident versus By Accident

Onboard versus On Board

One’s Self versus Oneself

Oneself versus One’s Self

Online versus On-Line

Onto versus On to

Opaque versus Translucent 

Opossum versus Possum

Oral versus Aural

Oral versus Verbal

Ordinal Numbers versus Cardinal Numbers

Ordinance versus Ordnance

Organisation versus Organization

Organization versus Organisation

Orientated versus Oriented

Oriented versus Orientated

Orthopaedic versus Orthopedic

Orthopedic versus Orthopaedic

Our versus Are

Out Loud versus Aloud

Overnight versus Over Night

Over Time versus Overtime

Overtime versus Over Time


Pajamas versus Pyjamas

Patience versus Patients

Payed versus Paid

Pass time versus Pastime

Passed versus Past

Passersby versus Passerbys

Past time versus Pastime

Peace of Mind versus Piece of Mine

Peak versus Peek versus Pique

Peal versus Peel

Peel versus Peal

People versus Person

People versus Persons

Per cent versus Percent

Percent versus Per cent

Person versus People

Personal versus Personnel

Personnel versus Personal

Persons versus People

Perspective versus Prospective

Persuade versus Convince

Pet versus Petted

Phase versus Faze

Phenomena versus Phenomenon

Photo Shoot versus Photoshoot

Photoshoot versus Photo Shoot

Piece or Mine versus Peace of Mind

Pickup versus Pick Up

Plain versus Plane

Plaintiff versus Defendant

Plane versus Plain

Pleaded versus Pled

Pled versus Pleaded

Plough versus Plow

Poisonous versus Venomous

Polygamy versus Polygyny

Polygyny versus Polygamy

Port versus Starboard

Possum versus Opossum

Potatoes versus Potatos

Practice versus Practise

Practise versus Practice

Pray versus Prey

Precede versus Proceed

Precedence versus Precedent

Precedent versus Precedence

Premier versus Premiere

Premiere versus Premier

Prescribe versus Proscribe

Presence versus Presents

Presents versus Presence

Presume versus Assume

Pretence versus Pretense

Pretense versus Pretence

Preventative versus Preventive

Preventive versus Preventative

Previous versus Prior

Prey versus Pray

Principal versus Principle

Prior versus Previous

Proceed versus Precede

Prognosis versus Diagnosis

Program versus Programme

Programme versus Program

Prone versus Supine

Proof versus Prove

Proscribe versus Prescribe

Prospective versus Perspective

Protagonist versus Antagonist

Prove versus Proof

Proven versus Proved

Psychiatry versus Psychology

Psychology versus Psychiatry

Psychopath versus Sociopath

Purposefully versus Purposely 

Purposely versus Purposefully


Queue versus Cue

Quiet versus Quite

Quite versus Quiet


Rabbit versus Bunny

Rabbit versus Hare

Race versus Ethnicity

Racket versus Racquet

Racquet versus Racket

Rational versus Rationale

Read versus Read

Real versus Reel

Realise versus Realize

Realize versus Realise

Reckless versus Wreckless

Recognise versus Recognize

Recur versus Reoccur

Redneck versus Hillbilly

Reel versus Real

Regard to versus Regards to

Regard with versus Regards with

Regime versus Regimen

Regimen versus Regime

Regiment versus Regimen

Remuneration versus Renumeration

Renounce versus Denounce

Reoccur versus Recur

Replicate versus Duplicate 

Repository versus Depository

Repression versus Suppression

Resiliency versus Resilience

Revenge versus Avenge

Reward versus Award

Rhyme versus Rime

Right versus Rite

Rime versus Rhyme

Rite versus Right

RNA versus DNA

Road versus Rode

Role versus Roll

Role Call versus Roll Call

Roll versus Role

Roll Call versus Role Call

Rollout versus Roll out

Roofs versus Rooves

Root versus Route

Rooves versus Roofs

Route versus Root

Run Amok versus Run Amuck

Run Amuck versus Run Amok


Sang versus Sung

Sank versus Sunk

Savior versus Saviour

Saw versus Seen

Scared versus Scarred

Scarfs versus Scarves

Scarves versus Scarfs

Scissor versus Scissors

Seam versus Seem

Secretion versus Excretion

Seen versus Saw

Seem versus Seam

Segue versus Segway

Segway versus Segue

Semiannual versus Biannual

Semi-monthly versus Bi-weekly

Semi-weekly versus Bi-weekly

Sensuous versus Sensual

Separate versus Seperate

Seperate versus Separate

Serigraph versus Lithograph

Set up versus Setup

Setup versus Set up

Sew versus Sow

Shelf versus Shelve

Sherbet versus Sherbert

Sherbert versus Sherbet

Shined versus Shone

Shoe-in versus Shoo-in

Shone versus Shined

Shoo-in versus Shoe-in

Shudder versus Shutter

Shutter versus Shudder

Sightseeing versus Site Seeing

Sign up versus Sign-up

Since versus Because

Site Seeing versus Sightseeing

Site versus Sight versus Cite

Sizable versus Sizeable

Sizeable versus Sizable

Skeleton versus Luge

Skill Set versus Skillset

Skills versus Competencies

Skillset versus Skill set

Slander versus Libel

Smartphone versus Smart phone

Smelled versus Smelt

Smelt versus Smelled

Smokey versus Smoky

Smoky versus Smokey

Smooth versus Smoothe

Sneaked versus Snuck

Snuck versus Sneaked

Soar versus Sore

Sociopath versus Psychopath

Sole versus Soul

Soliloquy versus Monologue

Some Day versus Someday

Some Thing versus Something

Some Time versus Sometime

Sometimes versus Some Times

Somebody versus Someone

Someday versus Some Day

Someone versus Somebody

Something versus Some Thing

Sometime versus Some Time

Sore versus Soar

Soul versus Sole

Sow versus Sew

Spatter versus Splatter

Specialty versus Speciality

Specter versus Spectre

Spelled versus Spelt

Spelt versus Spelled

Spilled versus Spilt

Spilt versus Spilled

Spoiled versus Spoilt

Splatter versus Spatter

Spread versus Spreaded

Staid versus Stayed

Stalactite versus Stalagmite

Stalagmite versus Stalactite

Stand-alone versus Stand alone

Stank versus Stunk

Starboard versus Port

State of the Art versus State-of-the-Art

Stationary versus Stationery

Stationery versus Stationary

Stayed versus Staid

Steal versus Steel

Stear Clear versus Steer Clear

Steel versus Steal

Steer Clear versus Stear Clear

Stent versus Stint

Stint versus Stent

Storey versus Story

Story versus Storey

Straight versus Strait

Strait versus Straight

Strived versus Strove

Stock versus Broth

Strove versus Strived

Stunk versus Stank

Stupid versus Ignorant

Subconscious versus Unconscious

Subjective versus Objective

Suite versus Suit

Suit versus Suite

Sulfur versus Sulphur

Sulphur versus Sulfur

Summary versus Summery

Sung versus Sang

Sunk versus Sank

Supercede versus Supersede

Supine versus Prone

Supper versus Dinner

Supposably versus Supposedly

Suppose versus Supposed

Supposed versus Suppose

Supposedly versus Supposably

Suppression versus Repression

Swept versus Sweeped

Sympathy versus Empathy

Systematic versus Systemic

Systemic versus Systematic


Take versus Bring

Talk to versus Talk with

Talk with versus Talk to

Tee shirt versus T-Shirt

Tenants versus Tenets

To versus Too versus Two

Than versus Then

That versus Which

Theater versus Theatre

Theatre versus Theater

Their versus There versus They’re

Theirselves versus Themselves

Them versus They

Themselves versus Theirselves

Then versus Than

Therefor versus Therefore

Therefore versus Therefor

They versus Them

Threw versus Through

Through versus Threw

Through versus Thru

Thru versus Through

Tied versus Tide

Tide versus Tied

Til versus Till

Till versus Til

Till versus Until

Titled versus Entitled

Tire versus Tyre

Tomatoes versus Tomatos

Ton versus Tonne

Tonne versus Ton

Too Hard versus To Hard

Too Long versus To Long

Too Much versus To Much

Too Much to Bear versus Too Much to Bare

Totaled versus Totalled

Totalled versus Totaled

Touch Base versus Touch Bases

Tough versus Tuff

Toward versus Towards

Trainer versus Trainor

Translucent versus Opaque

Translucent versus Transparent

Transparent versus Translucent

Traveling versus Travelling

Travelling versus Traveling

Trawling versus Trolling

Trolling versus Trawling

Truely versus Truly

Truly versus Truely

Trust versus Mistrust

T-shirt versus Tee shirt

Tuff versus Tough

Tyre versus Tire


Unalienable versus Inalienable

Unconscious versus Subconscious

Underway versus Under way

Uninterested versus Disinterested

University versus College

Unlawful versus Illegal

Unlawful versus Illicit

Unmoral versus Amoral

Unmoral versus Immoral

Unorganized versus Disorganized

Unreadable versus Illegible

Unsatisfied versus Dissatisfied

Until versus Till

Up-to-Date versus Up to Date

Upmost versus Utmost

Us versus We

Use to versus Used to

Used to versus Use to

Utmost versus Upmost


Vain versus Vein

Valentines Day versus Valentine’s Day

Valuable versus Invaluable

Vein versus Vain

Venomous versus Poisonous

Verbage versus Verbiage

Verbal versus Oral

Verbiage versus Verbage

Vocation versus Avocation

Voicemail versus Voice mail


Wack versus Whack

Waive versus Wave

Wander versus Wonder

Ware versus Wear

Was versus Were

Waste versus Waist

Waist versus Waste

Waiting versus Awaiting

Wary versus Weary

Wave versus Waive

We versus Us

Wear versus Ware

Weary versus Wary

Weather versus Whether

Waved versus Woven

Webpage versus Website

Website versus Web Site

Well-being versus Wellbeing

Wellbeing versus Well-being

Whack versus Wack

Where versus Were versus Wear

Whether versus Weather

Which versus That

Whiney versus Whiny

Whiny versus Whiney

Whiskey versus Whisky

Whisky versus Whiskey

Whoa is Me versus Woe is Me

Whoa versus Woah

Who versus Whom

Who’s versus Whose

Wholistic versus Holistic

Whose versus Who’s

While versus Whilst

Whilst versus While

Widow versus Widower

Will versus Would

With Regard to versus With Regards to

Woah versus Whoa

Woe is Me versus Whoa is Me

Wonder versus Wander

Workout versus Work out

Work in Progress versus Work in Process

Worse versus Worst

Worst versus Worse

Would versus Could

Would versus Will

Woven versus Weaved

Wreckless versus Reckless


Ya’ll versus Y’all

Y’all versus Ya’ll

Yay versus Nay

Yea versus Yeah

Yeah versus Yea

Year old versus Year-old

Years old versus Year old

Yoghurt versus Yogurt

Yogurt versus Yoghurt

Yoke versus Yolk

Yolk versus Yoke

Your versus You’re

Your’s versus Yours

Yours versus Your’s

Youth versus Youths


Zee versus Zed

Zeppelin versus Blimp

Zombi versus Zombie