Spelling, Vocabulary, and Confusing Words

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tacks

short nails

tax

percent of earnings paid to the government


tail

hindmost animal appendage

tale

story


take

(see bring)


tare

allowance for the weight of packaging

tear (verb)

rip, pull apart


taught

past tense of teach

taut

tightly stretched


tea

a beverage

tee

a peg from which a golf ball is hit


team

group playing on the same side in a game

teem

swarm


tear (noun)

salt water coming from eyes when sad (pronounced like ear)

tier

a row or layer


tense

nervous strain

tents

portable shelters used for camping


than

used for comparison

then

indicates time, answers when


their

possessive pronoun

there

location

they're

contraction for they are


threw

past tense of throw

through

in one end and out the other


throes

agonizing struggles

throws

tosses, hurls


throne

royal seat or office

thrown

was tossed


thyme

herb of the mint family

time

past, present, future sequences of events


ticks

parasites; sounds of a clock

tics

facial twitches


tide

ebb and flow of the ocean

tied

past tense of tie


to

in the direction of, toward; used with the infinitive form of verbs (to go, to run, to hit)

too

also, to an extensive degree

Example: It is too hot to jog.

two

the number after one


toad

similar to a frog

toed

having a toe

towed

pulled, hauled


told

said

tolled

sounded a bell


tort

a breach of contract

torte

a rich cake made with little or no flour


tracked

followed

tract

an extended area of land; a political or religious pamphlet


troop

a body of soldiers

troupe

a group of traveling performers


Misused Words

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