Commonly Confused Words #25

Lent and leant.
‘I lent my brother a tenner to go to the cinema.’ BUT ‘I leant against the fence and it gave way.’

Tomorrow sees the final CCW post for the week so tune in!

Oh, and if you have any special requests about commonly confused words, please feel free to let me know.


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.’

Commonly Confused Words #24

It’s Monday and time for Commonly Confused Words #24

Envelop and envelope
‘She allowed him to envelop her in a hug.’ BUT ‘I need an envelope to put my letter in.’ VERB v NOUN!

More tomorrow!


Commonly Confused Words #23

Last one of the week!

Born and borne
‘I was born in Scotland.’ AND ‘His anger was born out of the belief that his wife had cheated on him.’ BUT ‘I can’t believe he has borne this burden alone.’

More next week and feel free to ask any questions about those that stump you!

Have a great weekend everyone



#22 Commonly Confused Words series

Bit late in the day, I know, but number #22 in the series – draught and draft (not US).
‘Close the door. A draught’s coming in.’ AND ‘A pint of draught when you’ve got a second, please.’ BUT ‘I’ve been working on the second draft of my novel for what seems like forever.’ AND ‘You need a banker’s draft to pay the solicitor on moving day.’
Back tomorrow for the final one this week!


Commonly Confused Words #21

It’s Wednesday so I thought I’d do a commonly confused words post beginning with W!
#21 Waver and waiver
‘He appeared to waver over his decision to accompany her on holiday.’ BUT ‘The firm made her sign a waiver limiting liability in case anything went wrong.’

Back tomorrow! It would appear that the list of commonly confused words just continues to grow and grow.

Commonly Confused Words #20

Morning! And it’s on to Commonly Confused Words #20 Cue and queue
‘As an actor I take my cues from the director.’ BUT ‘The queue for the cinema snaked around the block.’ (N.B. for our US friends, a queue is a line!)


You got it! Back tomorrow for #21