Commonly Confused Words for Class 3 English
This learning concept will assist the students in understanding the commonly confusing words in English with relevant examples. They are also made aware of the common mistakes they might make while using same sound words with different meaning.
In this learning concept, the students will study:
- The spelling of a list of confusing words alphabetically with their meaning.
- The use of words that sound the same or similar but have different meanings in sentences.
All the learning concepts have been developed using concept maps, examples and illustrations. Students in Class 3 can gauge their understanding by trying to solve the two printable worksheets given for each chapter. Download the free worksheets and check the solutions for the concept provided in PDF format.
English has several confusing words that sound similar but are spelt differently.
Confusing Words Starting with the Letter ‘A’
- accept or except
- affect or effect
Accept means to receive anything.
Example:I accept your invition
Except means to omit or exclude.
Example:Everyone was on time except Vicky.
Affect means to act on something to bring a change.
Example:The song playing in the background affected her concentration.
When an action is performed, it results is effect.
Example:The medicine showed no side effects.
Allowed means a permission granted to do.
Example:She wasn’t allowed to overeat junk foods any more.
Aloud means saying out loud.
More Confusing Words:
- Some other commonly confused words are homophones. They sound the same but their meanings and spellings are different.
- He didn’t hit the brake on time.
- Why did you break the vase?
- The break time is form 11- 11:30 am.
- She sells her paintings at a lower price.
- He is now in the prison cell for unlawful activities.
- To is a preposition to indicate towards a direction or approaching.
- Too means to show an excess in terms of emotion or taste or activity.
Example:The girl went to the store.
Example:The coffee is too sweet.
- Two: is the number 2.
Example:There are two birds on the window sill.
a. The word 'kind' can mean caring and type.
- She is a kind girl.
- What kind of musical instrument is this?
b. The word 'book' can mean a printed book and to reserve in advance a seat.
- This is an interesting book.
- I have told her to book the flight tickets immediately.
List of Commonly Confused Words:
|Commonly Confusing Words|
|Bear and Bare||Lead vs led|
|Lose vs Loose||Desert vs Dessert|
|Mail vs Male||Born vs Borne|
|Advice vs Advise||Idle vs Idol|
|Principal vs Principle||Right vs Write|
|To vs Too||Sea vs See|
|Their vs There||Sole vs Soul|
|Whose vs Who’s||Sun vs Son|
|Dear vs Deer||Steel vs Steal|
|Birth vs Berth||You're vs Your|
Do not use the commonly confused words if you don’t know the meaning. The entire meaning of the sentence could change if used wrongly.
✅ There are two birds sitting on the branch.
❌ There are to birds sitting on the branch.