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
O :



  1. What is the difference between Oar and Ore?
  2. What is the difference between Object and Abject?
  3. What is the difference between Odd or Add?
  4. What is the difference between Official and Officious?
  5. What is the difference between Offset and Upset?
  6. What is the difference between Offstage and Upstage?
  7. What is the difference between Oft and Opt?
  8. What is the difference between Opposite and Apposite?
  9. What is the difference between Ordinal and Cardinal?
  10. What is the difference between Ordinance and Ordnance?
  11. What is the difference between Outgoing and Outgoings?
  12. What is the difference between Outward and Outwards?
  13. What is the difference between Overhead and Overheads?
  14. What is the difference between Ovoid and Avoid?
  15. What is the difference between Overt and Covert?
  16. What is the difference between Owe and Awe?












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