Spelling, Vocabulary, and Confusing Words

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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.


PAIL, PALE


PAIN, PANE


PALATE, PALETTE, PALLET


PARISH, PERISH


PARODY, SATIRE


PASSED, PAST


PAST HISTORY


PASTIME, PAST TIME


PEACE, PIECE


PEAK, PEEK, PIQUE


PEAL, PEEL


PEDAL, PEDDLE


PEER, PIER


PENULTIMATE


PERCENT


PERPETRATE, PERPETUATE


PERSECUTE, PROSECUTE


PERSUADE


PHASE


PHENOMENON


PIECE


PIQUE


PISTIL, PISTOL


PLAIN, PLANE


PLUM, PLUMB


p.m.


POINT IN TIME


POLE, POLL


POOR, PORE, POUR


PRAY, PREY


PRECIPITATE, PRECIPITOUS


PREDOMINATELY


PREMIER, PREMIERE


PRESENTLY


PRESUME


PRINCIPAL, PRINCIPLE


PROFIT, PROPHET


PRONE, SUPINE


PROPHECY, PROPHESIZE, PROPHESY


PROSECUTE


PURPOSELY, PURPOSEFULLY


Misused Words

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