Just one word that confuses you.

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  1. Patkay profile image90
    Patkayposted 5 years ago

    Which word confuses you either in spelling, correct usage or meaning? For me it is Principle, Principal and you ...?

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      mts1098posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The word that confuses me is google for a search engine smile

      1. CrisSp profile image82
        CrisSpposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Lol! (:

    2. tsmog profile image81
      tsmogposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, a little silly, yet it is a truth. I write formulas for excel spreadsheets throughout each workday. I have to spell false all day long with h and v lookup formulas. No matter how fast or how slow I go I always spell it fasle. Then excel tells me I am wrong or that ain't a formula. The only thing I can figure is that the 'l' is a right hand function typing and the others are left hand. I don't know. It has only been occurring since the last year. Should I see a neurologist? LOL

      Have a great day

    3. Emmanuel Kariuki profile image88
      Emmanuel Kariukiposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      For me it is "run" and "ran" - seems simple and innocuous but I have to check which one I meant much later in scripts. It turns out more often than not that I got it wrong the first time. Principle and Principal always put me in trouble with the head of the college where I was a lecturer because I always wrote the wrong title when addressing her in writing - and she would never let it pass.

  2. LupitaRonquillo profile image77
    LupitaRonquilloposted 5 years ago

    Stationary and Stationery-
    Stationary means to be still, whereas stationery is the paper. There are some others but usually I just have to stop and think    to realize which one to use.  A book called Word Watch by Patricia McLinn is a great tool for words like these.

    1. classicalgeek profile image86
      classicalgeekposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was taught to remember "e" for "envelope."

  3. KristenGrace profile image59
    KristenGraceposted 5 years ago

    Love. Four letters... People seem to confuse its meaning so frequently...

  4. CrisSp profile image82
    CrisSpposted 5 years ago

    Lose, lost, loss....though I know what it all means and the differences, they sometimes can still be very confusing specially that English is my second language.  (:

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    Motown2Chitownposted 5 years ago

    Continuously, continually.


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