Commonly Confused Words

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Commonly Confused Words

  1. 1. Commonly Confused Words Part 1
  2. 2. <ul><li>A lot </li></ul><ul><li>A lot is 2 words not one </li></ul>alot
  3. 3. <ul><li>its, it’s </li></ul><ul><li>Its shows possession or ownership. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s is a contraction of “it is.” </li></ul>it’s = it is The dog ate its food. It’s a great day. .
  4. 4. <ul><li>there, they’re, their </li></ul><ul><li>There is the place. </li></ul><ul><li>They’re is a contraction of “they are.” </li></ul><ul><li>Their shows ownership (belonging to someone). </li></ul>I am going there . They’re my friends. Their books are on the table.
  5. 5. <ul><li>two, to, too </li></ul><ul><li>Two is the number 2. </li></ul><ul><li>To is a preposition. </li></ul><ul><li>Too means also or in addition. </li></ul>I have two feet . I’m going to school. I like pizza too .
  6. 6. <ul><li>I </li></ul><ul><li>I must always be capitalized. </li></ul>i
  7. 7. <ul><li>are, our </li></ul><ul><li>Are is a verb. </li></ul><ul><li>Our shows ownership (belonging to us). </li></ul>Our house is blue. We are going.
  8. 8. <ul><li>where, were </li></ul><ul><li>Where is a place. </li></ul><ul><li>Were is a verb. </li></ul>Where is the game? We were playing basketball.
  9. 9. <ul><li>principal, principle </li></ul><ul><li>Princi pal is the main person or main thing. (The princi pal is your pal .) </li></ul><ul><li>A princip le is a ru le . </li></ul>I’m the principal . Fairness is an important principle .
  10. 10. <ul><li>no, know </li></ul><ul><li>No is the opposite of yes. </li></ul><ul><li>Know means to have information. </li></ul>No ! Don’t go there. I know how to skateboard.
  11. 11. <ul><li>new, knew </li></ul><ul><li>New is the opposite of old. </li></ul><ul><li>Knew is the past tense of to know. </li></ul>I’m new at this school. I knew where to go. Art used with permission from ClipArt.com

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