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Chapter 27. Misused words > Commonly misused pairs

Commonly misused pairs

Words are misused for a variety of reasons. The correct word chosen often depends on the part of speech in which it is being used. When using comparison words, you need to be aware of what is being compared. And, sometimes, it’s just a matter of knowing the true meaning of the word.

In the following table, the first two columns list words that are used interchangeably by mistake. The third column provides a description for each word, and the fourth column offers examples.


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