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 P :



  1. What is the difference between Pack and Peck?
  2. What is the difference between Paddle and Pedal and Peddle?
  3. What is the difference between Pail and Pale?
  4. What is the difference between Pain and Pane?
  5. What is the difference between Pair and Pare?
  6. What is the difference between Pan and Pen?
  7. What is the difference between Pander and Ponder?
  8. What is the difference between Panel and Penal?
  9. What is the difference between Pap and Pep?
  10. What is the difference between Paper and Pepper and Pauper?
  11. What is the difference between Parch and Perch?
  12. What is the difference between Parish and Perish?
  13. What is the difference between Park and Perk?
  14. What is the difference between Parry and Perry?
  15. What is the difference between Parse and Purse?
  16. What is the difference between Parson and Person?
  17. What is the difference between Part and Pert?
  18. What is the difference between Passable and Possible?
  19. What is the difference between Past and Paste and Pest?
  20. What is the difference between Pastor and Pester?
  21. What is the difference between Pat and Pet?
  22. What is the difference between Patrol and Petrol?
  23. What is the difference between Patter and Potter?
  24. What is the difference between Paunch and Punch?
  25. What is the difference between Peace and Peach and Piece?
  26. What is the difference between Peak & Peek & Pick & Pique?
  27. What is the difference between Peal and Peel and Pill?
  28. What is the difference between Pear and Peer?
  29. What is the difference between Pearl and Purl?
  30. What is the difference between Peep and Pip?
  31. What is the difference between Personal and Personnel?
  32. What is the difference between Pier and Pyre?
  33. What is the difference between Plain and Plane?
  34. What is the difference between Plait and Plate?
  35. What is the difference between Poise and Pose?
  36. What is the difference between Pool and Pull?
  37. What is the difference between Poverty and Puberty?
  38. What is the difference between Practice and Practise?
  39. What is the difference between Pray and Prey?
  40. What is the difference between Premier and Premiere?
  41. What is the difference between Prescribe and Proscribe?
  42. What is the difference between Principal and Principle?
  43. What is the difference between Private and Privet?
  44. What is the difference between Probe and Prove?
  45. What is the difference between Put and Putt?
  46. What is the difference between Puttee and Putty?












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