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 C :



  1. What is the difference between Cab and Cave?
  2. What is the difference between Cabal and Cable?
  3. What is the difference between Cache and Catch?
  4. What is the difference between Cad and Cade?
  5. What is the difference between Cadge and Cage?
  6. What is the difference between Cafe and Cap and Cape?
  7. What is the difference between Calendar & Calender & Colander?
  8. What is the difference between Calf and Cough?
  9. What is the difference between Call and Cull?
  10. What is the difference between Calm and Come?
  11. What is the difference between Can and Cane?
  12. What is the difference between Cannon and Canon?
  13. What is the difference between Canvas and Canvass?
  14. What is the difference between Car and Cur?
  15. What is the difference between Card and Curd?
  16. What is the difference between Career and Carrier?
  17. What is the difference between Carry and Curry?
  18. What is the difference between Cart and Curt?
  19. What is the difference between Carton and Cartoon?
  20. What is the difference between Carve and Curve?
  21. What is the difference between Cast and Caste?
  22. What is the difference between Causal and Causal?
  23. What is the difference between Cattle and Kettle?
  24. What is the difference between Cause and Reason?
  25. What is the difference between Cease & Seize & Siege?
  26. What is the difference between Cede and Seed?
  27. What is the difference between Ceiling and Roof?
  28. What is the difference between Cell and Sell?
  29. What is the difference between Cellar and Seller?
  30. What is the difference between Cemetery and Symmetry?
  31. What is the difference between Censer & Censor & Censure?
  32. What is the difference between Cent and Scent?
  33. What is the difference between Cereal and Serial?
  34. What is the difference between Ceremonial and Ceremonious?
  35. What is the difference between Cession and Session?
  36. What is the difference between Chafe and Chaff?
  37. What is the difference between Chalk & Chock & Choke & Chuck?
  38. What is the difference between Chaste and Chest?
  39. What is the difference between Cheap & Chief & Chip & Cheep?
  40. What is the difference between Cheat and Chit?
  41. What is the difference between Check and Cheque?
  42. What is the difference between Cheek and Chick?
  43. What is the difference between Childish and Childlike?
  44. What is the difference between Choir and Coir?
  45. What is the difference between Choler & Collar & Colour?
  46. What is the difference between Chord and Cord?
  47. What is the difference between Cite and Sight and Site?
  48. What is the difference between Clack and Cluck?
  49. What is the difference between Clench and Clinch?
  50. What is the difference between Clew and Clue?
  51. What is the difference between Click and Clique?
  52. What is the difference between Climate and Weather?
  53. What is the difference between Client and Clientele?
  54. What is the difference between Cloak and Clock?
  55. What is the difference between Cloth and Clothe and Clothes?
  56. What is the difference between Coach and Couch?
  57. What is the difference between Coarse and Course?
  58. What is the difference between Coat and Quote?
  59. What is the difference between Coax and Cox?
  60. What is the difference between Cod and Code?
  61. What is the difference between Cold and Cool?
  62. What is the difference between Collage and College?
  63. What is the difference between Collision and Collusion?
  64. What is the difference between Coma and Comma?
  65. What is the difference between Comfort and Comport?
  66. What is the difference between Comic and Comical?
  67. What is the difference between Command and Commend?
  68. What is the difference between Compare and Contrast?
  69. What is the difference between Compeer and Compere?
  70. What is the difference between Complacent and Complaisant?
  71. What is the difference between Complement and Compliment?
  72. What is the difference between Comprise and Consist?
  73. What is the difference between Con and Cone?
  74. What is the difference between Concert and Consort?
  75. What is the difference between Concur and Conker and Conquer?
  76. What is the difference between Confidant and Confident?
  77. What is the difference between Confirm and Conform?
  78. What is the difference between Conscientious and Conscious?
  79. What is the difference between Contagious and Infectious
  80. What is the difference between Contend and Content?
  81. What is the difference between Continual and Continuous?
  82. What is the difference between Coop and Coup and Coupe?
  83. What is the difference between Cop and Cope?
  84. What is the difference between Corps and Corpse?
  85. What is the difference between Cot and Cote?
  86. What is the difference between Council and Counsel?
  87. What is the difference between Courtesy and Curtsy?
  88. What is the difference between Creak and Creek and Crick?
  89. What is the difference between Critic and Critique?
  90. What is the difference between Croak and Crock and Crook?
  91. What is the difference between Crud and Crude?
  92. What is the difference between Cue and Queue?
  93. What is the difference between Currant and Current?
  94. What is the difference between Cut and Cute?
  95. What is the difference between Cymbal and Symbol?
  96. What is the difference between Cuff and Cup?
  97. What is the difference between Curb and Kerb?












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