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Commonly Misused Words—and How to Avoid Them

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Commonly Misused Words—and How to Avoid Them

We’ve all been there, whether we’re thumb-typing a text (curse you, autocorrect!), drafting a resume, or sending an email to our boss: after hitting “send” we realize we’ve misusing a word that has a doppelganger with a completely different meaning. Just as this happens regularly in everyday communication, commonly misused words regularly litter the pages […]

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20 Commonly Misused Words

Filed in Writing Tips by on April 1, 2016 7 Comments
20 Commonly Misused Words

We remember it fondly from our elementary school days: if you can’t recall how to spell a word, sound it out! As adults, we might follow the same tactic when trying to rack our brains to produce that one word we know how to spell, but can’t piece together the correct letters. However, sounding out […]

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