The List of the Most Common Confused Words
- Their, There, and They're
- Its & It's
- Who's & Whose
- Good & Well
- Affect & Effect
- Accept & Except
There vs Their vs They're
There - The opposite of here, it means "in that place" not here. Or it can mean "there is/ there are" shows something that exists.
Sammy : Where is my hamburger? Jessica : It's over there.
There are many cities in California. There is a state right by California.
They're - basically they are just put together. They're is usually before an adjective or a verb ending in ING.
Tina's group is singing loudly, they're louder than Micheal's group.
Their - is a possessive adjective which is used before a noun.
All of their moms went on a spa date. The children put their books in their mini lockers.
It's vs Its
It's - Is short for it is or it has. Can't be used for anything else.
It's been raining for a week, and now it's starting to hail.
Its - Used for his and her. They are all possessive adjectives.
These are her fries. These are its footprints.
Who's vs Whose
Whose - a possessive form of who.
A mother in law whose visit never comes to a end. Whose house was expensive?
Who's - a contraction of either who is or who has.
Who's coming to fix the bed? I met the teacher who's teaching my child.
Good vs Well
Good - an adjective.
You did a good job. It seems pretty good to stand by you.
Well - is an adverb answering the questions how.
I feel well. You did the job well.
Affect vs Effect
Affect - Is a verb meaning to transform or to change.
Did the cold affect you? Do not use cheese. It will affect the taste.
Effect - A noun meaning outcome and appearance.
What effect did your project have? That is a nice effect for the tv show.
Accept vs Except
Accept - is a verb.
The man accepts to receive information in order to process the car he wants. I accept she may have been tired, but that's no excuse.
Except - most commonly seen as a preposition.
I can resist anything except temptation. It has been said that democracy is by far the worst form of government except all the others that have tried it.