Suggest a common error

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  1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image80
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 7 years ago

    Hi all!

    I've just published two more hubs in my "How to..." series. The latest being a Master List of of commonly misused words. In an effort to make it the most comprehensive list (besides the dictionary) I solicit your help!

    If you submit a word vs. word that is commonly misused via comments or email and I add it to the list, then I will back link to your name and give you all the glory!

    Brupie was the first when he suggested famous vs infamous!


    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      One I have often have trouble with myself is insure/ensure.

      Ah...I see you already have that on the list smile

      1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image80
        R.S. Hutchinsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I believe I have listed that one.. If not I will do so and credit you with a backlink to your profile. thanks!

  2. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    For me one of the biggest is affect/effect.  I always have to think twice about it and usually get it wrong even then. sad

  3. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    To and too.
    I know the difference but sometimes my fingers don't! lol

    1. TLMinut profile image60
      TLMinutposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ernest, isn't that bizarre? I do that too sometimes, more often than I like! I've caught myself doing that with your and you're as well - I type it and when I see it, even as I type, my brain freaks and wonders what the heck my fingers were thinking.

      1. R.S. Hutchinson profile image80
        R.S. Hutchinsonposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Good use of the word bizarre smile (its on the list vs. bazaar)

  4. R.S. Hutchinson profile image80
    R.S. Hutchinsonposted 7 years ago

    @wilderness I have affect vs. effect on the list... i sometimes struggle with sell vs. sale mostly  because in my head a southern accent kicks in and pronounce "sell" as "sale"... this especially happens when I am around family!!

    1. TLMinut profile image60
      TLMinutposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      In MD and UT, it's the opposite - I hear people saying something is "on sell". Then here in the south, yes, people say they're going to "sale" something. Unfortunately the kids get confused and don't know how to correctly spell the word they mean.

  5. Stanly richard profile image58
    Stanly richardposted 7 years ago

    hi rs hutchison


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