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College of Pharmacy & Nursing: Commonly mixed up pairs (Or is it pears?) - Grammar/Usage Tip of the Week

 
 
There are a lot of word pairs (and sometimes triplets) in English that regularly cause people problems. Often it's because they look or sound alike, but sometimes it's because the difference in meanings is not clearly understood. Here is a list of common ones. Most sets include a memory trick to help you remember the differences.
 
 
 
 

Published On: 11/6/2012
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