“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein
Miscellaneous confusing words. Exercises from external links:
- Exercise 1 (PDF with answers)
- Ache and Hurt
- Ancient, Old, Elderly and Antique
- Arrive At and Arrive In + Exercises
- As(conj) and Like (prep)
- Actually and At the Moment
- Beat and Win
- Because and Because of
- Between and Among
- Can and Be Able to
- Classic and Classical
- Classic/classical, historic/historical, Economic/Economical
- Cook (a) and a Cooker
- Corner: In the Corner and On the Corner
- Could and Managed to
- Degree and Career
- Dream Of and Dream About
- End: At the End and In the End
- Especially and Specially
- Farther and Further
- Finally, in the end,eventually, lastly and at last
- Finish and End Up
- Hang and Hunged
- Hard and Hardly
- Have and Have Got
- High and Tall
- Historic and Historical
- Ill and Sick
- Late and Lately
- Lastly, at last,finally, in the end,eventually
- Made of, Made From and Made By
- Maths or Math
- Near and Near to
- Old and Elder
- Pay and Pay for
- Regarding, as regards, in regard to, with regard to
- Roast and Baked
- Rob, steal or burgle?
- Stressed, Stressful and Stressing
- Teacher, Professor and Lecturer
- Teacher/Professor/Lecturer/Tutor/Instructor/ Coach/Trainer
- Think Of, About, On and In
- Toothache or A Toothache?
- Travel/Trip/Journey/Voyage/Crossing/Flight/ Cruise
- Used to and Would
- Weekend : At the Weekend and On the Weekend
- Weigh, Weighed and Weight
- While and Whereas
16 thoughts on “CONFUSING WORDS”
Just a note to say it’s ‘hung’ and ‘hanged’! xx
Thanks a lot. Great job!!
Hi Cristina, I like your lesson topics here. Confusing English words is one of my favourite topics too. I have examples here: https://jadejoddle.com/tag/confusing-words-in-english/
there are lots of activities on the blog to work with vocabulary.
This is one of them
Hola !! podrias compartir ideas para enseñar vocabulario de palabras compuestas como designing a project, developing the concept, solve a problem
I like it
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