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    Common spelling mistakes/misuse of words

    I just thought I would provide some common spelling mistakes I notice from time to time, and some common misuse of words. This isn't an English lesson, but I thought it would be helpful. I am sure I missed some, and would be glad to post them if anyone wants to share.

    Hear - As in listening. Can you hear me now?

    Here - As in location. Are you here in the building?


    Where - Where are you?
    Wear - As in clothing or to adorn oneself with.
    Were - Were you coming to dinner?

    We’re - Contraction for - "We are" so glad you could make it.



    Effect - See

    Affect - Below


    There - Location. Direction. There is a long line at the bank.

    Their - Showing plural possession. Their deeds were hidden from sight.
    They're - Contraction for - "They are" the new neighbors.


    To - To go where no man has gone before.

    Two - The number 2.

    Too - Excess - as in Also. Can be used interchangeably. I can do that too (also)!


    Know - As in knowledge present tense. I know what you are saying.

    No - As an answer to a question. A command. No I don't understand.


    Knew - As in kowledge past tense. He knew him well before he died.

    New - As in recent, just made, fresh. This car is brand new.


    Through - As in completing a process, or passing through something. He went through a tough time.

    Threw - To throw a ball.

    Thru - This is not a word. It is slang.

    Then - referring to a point in time. Back then things were different.
    Than - To be used as a comparison. I like peas rather than carrots.


    You're - Contraction for "you are" as in you're a nice guy.
    Your - Showing possession of. Please restrain your dog.


    Effect or Affect?
    Affect and effect are two words that are commonly confused.
    "Affect" is usually a verb meaning "to influence".

    • The drug did not affect the disease.

    "Effect" is usually a noun meaning "result".

    • The drug has many adverse side effects.

    "Effect" can also be used as a verb meaning "to bring about".

    • The present government effected many positive changes.

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    poornate- snappy dem??
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