Sounds Like : Grammar and Spelling Tips
Sometimes a word sounds as though it contains another familiar word:
• There is no cocoa in a coconut.
• Bated breath has nothing to do with bait.
• Corridor is not related to door.
• Sacrilege has the i first and the e second, unlike religion.
• Abseiling is quite different from sailing.
Sometimes it is just part of another word that causes a mistake:
• Privilege has no d, unlike, e.g., knowledge.
• Attach and detach end in -ach, not -atch, unlike dispatch.
• A protuberance is something that protrudes; but it has no r after the t.
• Dissect has a double s, though bisect has only one.
• Psychedelic has an e after psych, unlike psychology.
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