Confused and Misused Words




Confused and Misused Words :


English in the present world is not a foreign language. It has become the International Language in an IT-driven society. One’s success in life has become very much dependent on the level of proficiency in English Language. Nevertheless, English language harbours a number of words that are highly susceptible to be confused or misused.


This page on Confused and Misused Words gives you a compilation of the most frequently misspelled, commonly confused and easily misunderstood words floating around in the English Language. This section will immensely benefit you all new to English language, the aspirants of management entrance exams such as GMAT, GRE, SAT, TOEFL and LSAT as well as the candidates for recruitment-exams. In addition to those who want to enter higher educational portal, those who are in the middle of their professional ladder also will find this section helpful and resourceful. We have done our best in collecting all those confused words. Our team of experts is looking out to add more such pair of confused words to this compilation. This section will be always comprehensive so that your knowledge of English will be updated by your continuous visit to this page.


Since our sole intention is to make this web-portal as complete as possible as far as English language is considered, we add more sections of this nature to make our visitors like you come back regularly to this web-portal. English language is bigger than Atlantic Ocean. The more we add, the more is yet to be added. The more we learn, the more is yet to be learnt. Such is the case of English language which has gained international attention after the onset of computer and internet.


By giving clear and sensible guidance to avoid the common pitfalls of the English language, this page will play a pivotal role in your progress towards professional success.


List of Confused and Misused Words beginning with A :



  1. What is the difference between Abandon and Desert?
  2. What is the difference between Abate and Abet?
  3. What is the difference between Abdicate and Resign and Relinquish?
  4. What is the difference between Ability and Capacity?
  5. What is the difference between Abject and Object?
  6. What is the difference between Able and Capable?
  7. What is the difference between Abnormal and Subnormal?
  8. What is the difference between Abstain and Refrain?
  9. What is the difference between Accede and Exceed?
  10. What is the difference between Accept and Except?
  11. What is the difference between Access and Excess?
  12. What is the difference between Accessary and Accessory?
  13. What is the difference between Accident and Incident?
  14. What is the difference between Ace and Ache?
  15. What is the difference between Acknowledge and Admit and Confess?
  16. What is the difference between Acme and Acne?
  17. What is the difference between Act and Action?
  18. What is the difference between Adapt and Adept and Adopt?
  19. What is the difference between Add and Odd?
  20. What is the difference between Addicted and Devoted?
  21. What is the difference between Addition and Edition?
  22. What is the difference between Admission and Admittance?
  23. What is the difference between Adverse and Averse?
  24. What is the difference between Advice and Advise?
  25. What is the difference between Affection and Affectation?
  26. What is the difference between Affect and Effect?
  27. What is the difference between Affecting and Affected?
  28. What is the difference between Afflict and Inflict?
  29. What is the difference between Aft and Apt?
  30. What is the difference between Ago and Before?
  31. What is the difference between Aid and Aide?
  32. What is the difference between Ail and Ale?
  33. What is the difference between Air and Heir?
  34. What is the difference between Align and Alien?
  35. What is the difference between Alimentary and Elementary?
  36. What is the difference between Allay and Alley?
  37. What is the difference between Alleviate and Mitigate?
  38. What is the difference between Allude and Elude?
  39. What is the difference between Allure and Lure?
  40. What is the difference between Allusion and Illusion?
  41. What is the difference between Altar and Alter?
  42. What is the difference between Alternate and Alternative?
  43. What is the difference between Amiable and Amicable?
  44. What is the difference between Analyst and Annalist?
  45. What is the difference between Ancient and Old?
  46. What is the difference between Anneal and Annual?
  47. What is the difference between Answer and Reply?
  48. What is the difference between Antic and Antique?
  49. What is the difference between Anxious and Eager?
  50. What is the difference between Apology and Pardon?
  51. What is the difference between Apposite and Opposite?
  52. What is the difference between Appraise and Apprise?
  53. What is the difference between Artist and Artiste?
  54. What is the difference between Ascent and Assent?
  55. What is the difference between Assay and Essay?
  56. What is the difference between Assume and Presume?
  57. What is the difference between Astonishment and Surprise and Wonder?
  58. What is the difference between Audience and Spectators?
  59. What is the difference between August and august?
  60. What is the difference between Auger and Augur?
  61. What is the difference between Authentic and Genuine?
  62. What is the difference between Avenge and Revenge?
  63. What is the difference between Avert and Overt?
  64. What is the difference between Avocation and Vocation?
  65. What is the difference between Avoid and Ovoid?
  66. What is the difference between Awe and Owe?












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