Word Confusion, are you guilty?
After some research, I have found that many people use the wrong word, or spell a word incorrectly. Along with the conveniences of technology, we have also lost some skills. Being able to click "Spell Check" has made many of us lazy.
The most common mistake on the internet, which shocked me was:
lose vs. loose
This is a verb vs adjective mistake.
Verb: Do not lose your money.
Adjective: Your shoe laces are loose.
One of my pet peeves that I must correct when I see it?
accept vs except
Verb: The college will accept application soon.
Adjective: She applied to all the colleges except one.
The following I had to look up for my own writing:
towards vs toward
They are BOTH correct, however, towards is commonly used in Britain, whereas toward is used in the US.
seperate vs separate
seperate is not a word, to remember this, you can use the ER is similar to ERror
who vs whom
This is a biggie just because people do not use proper grammar. Whom should be used as an object in a prepositional phrase.
To whom does this book belong?
Of whom are you speaking?