Grammar: Correct Word

Grammar in EAP

Correct word or form of word

Correct word

In English many words are similar and easily confused. For example, summary & summery, cereal & serial, write & right. Make sure you have the correct word.

Here are some examples of words often confused in academic English – they are called homophones:

accept – except

principal – principle

seem – seam

right – write

affect – effect

hole – whole

formerly – formally

board – bored

compliment – complement

new – knew

disgust – discussed

genes – jeans

role – roll

whether – weather

weak – week

stationery – stationary

course – coarse


Exercise: Homophones

Or try this exercise: Correct Word

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