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Just for funsies - What are two words you get mixed up and shouldn't?

  1. ThompsonPen profile image79
    ThompsonPenposted 5 years ago

    I used to get brother and boyfriend mixed up. Not their meanings, obviously, but just in speech. Mushroom and marshmallow as well, which was interesting when I was a barista asking customers if they wanted mushrooms on their hot chocolate

    1. AEvans profile image80
      AEvansposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      then and than I continually get mixed up when I write.

  2. Zabbella profile image80
    Zabbellaposted 5 years ago

    I sometimes have problems with the words...observe  and absorb  when I  need to  speak them out loud  or is that aloud? wink

  3. SmartAndFun profile image97
    SmartAndFunposted 5 years ago

    Right and left! Even though I know one from the other, whenever I give someone directions I always seem to say "left" when I mean "right" and vice versa. Embarrassing!

  4. LuisEGonzalez profile image88
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    As an English/reading teacher I have often noticed how students get confused with except and accept and then with than...........................tongue

  5. mybestreviews profile image92
    mybestreviewsposted 5 years ago

    Mine would be Effect and Affect.

  6. brakel2 profile image84
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    Effect and affect.  I think I may finally have mastered it. I'm supposed to have a good memory. A little brain fog at times lol

  7. Xenonlit profile image60
    Xenonlitposted 5 years ago

    Reign in and rein in.  It makes me cringe when I read "He tried to reign in his tendencies..."

    1. ThompsonPen profile image79
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's a good one! I'm not even sure I know the difference, obviously aside from the g

  8. dghbrh profile image79
    dghbrhposted 5 years ago

    For me it was personnel and personal till I start working at personnel department of my organization LOL. Then it shifted to effect and affect like it said above. But i am in the process to make it a habit to differentiate between them.

  9. Daughter Of Maat profile image99
    Daughter Of Maatposted 5 years ago

    Caviar and Escargot. I have no idea why, but I always get the two confused lol