Spelling, Vocabulary, and Confusing Words
Many words in English sound or look alike, causing confusion and not a few headaches. This section lists some of these words, and other troublemakers.
See carat, caret, karat.
Note how the spelling differs from kindergarten.
Knew: past tense of know.
New: up to date; original; unused.
To this great man, kudos are due. That sentence wouldn't raise many eyebrows, but kudos is not the plural of kudo. There's no such thing as "a kudo." Kudos is a Greek word (pronounced "KYOO-doss" or "KOO-doss") meaning "praise" or "glory," and you'd no more say "kudos are due" than you'd say "glory are due." Admittedly, kudos is due looks odd. Better to rewrite the sentence.