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Commonly Confused Words #24

I will eventually write about something else, but whilst there are so many examples presenting themselves to me on a daily basis, let’s continue with the Commonly Confused Words series!
#24 Sheer and shear
‘It was sheer good fortune that he saw her coming out of the shopping centre.’ AND ‘The cliff was so sheer that not even a mountain goat could descend it.’ BUT ‘He sheared the sheep then sat down for an ice-cold beer.’

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