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 E :



  1. What is the difference between Early and Yearly?
  2. What is the difference between Earn and Yarn and Yearn?
  3. What is the difference between East and Yeast?
  4. What is the difference between Economic and Economical?
  5. What is the difference between Edict and Addict?
  6. What is the difference between Edit and Adit?
  7. What is the difference between Eerie and Eyrie?
  8. What is the difference between Effluent and Affluent?
  9. What is the difference between Ego and Ago?
  10. What is the difference between Elicit and Illicit?
  11. What is the difference between Eligible and Illegible?
  12. What is the difference between Elite and Alight?
  13. What is the difference between Elusive and Illusive?
  14. What is the difference between Emigrant and Immigrant?
  15. What is the difference between Emigrate and Immigrate?
  16. What is the difference between Eminent and Imminent?
  17. What is the difference between Envelop and Envelope?
  18. What is the difference between Errand and Errant?
  19. What is the difference between Eruption and Irruption?
  20. What is the difference between Exalt and Exult?
  21. What is the difference between Excite and Incite?
  22. What is the difference between Exercise and Exorcise?
  23. What is the difference between Expand and Expend?
  24. What is the difference between Expanse and Expense?
  25. What is the difference between Extant and Extend and Extent?












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