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06/30/2015
 Here are a list of words that are commonly misspelled or confused with other words. Knowing the difference will help avoid confusion in your writing.

A lot vs Alot

“Alot” is not a word. “A lot” should always have a space. Remember that there is a lot of space in outer space!

Weather vs whether

“Weather” refers to the sun, rain, wind, tornadoes, and hurricanes. “The weather is gorgeous today.”
“Whether” is a conjunction that introduces possibilities or alternatives. “I was going for a walk whether it was sunny or not.”

Effect vs Affect

The easiest way to remember this distinction is that “effect” is almost always a noun while “affect” is a verb. If you’re not sure which one to use, try replacing the word with another verb and see if it works. “The rain on my face affected me greatly,” vs “The rain on my face hurt me greatly.” 

Definitely Weird

There is no “a” in “definitely” and always remember, “i before e except after c and when spelling weird.”  

Lose vs Loose

“Lose” is the opposite of win. “I don’t ever like to lose a game.”“Loose” is the opposite of tight. “The engine was loose and shaking all over the place.” Remember that the extra “o” makes it “loose”!

Desert vs Dessert

A “desert” is a hot, arid place with cactus and oases.A “dessert” is what you get to eat when you finish your whole plate. In this case, the extra “s” is because you always want more “dessert”.

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