12 common confusing words – an infographic

My love of the English language knows no bounds. That being said, it can pose some formidable challenges at times.

Below is an infographic from GrammarCheck.net that lists some of the most challenging word usage hurdles.  The one I’m most guilty of committing is #4 on the list: anymore vs. any more.

Are you guilty of any of these mistakes?

Which one is the most problematic for you?


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29 Responses to 12 common confusing words – an infographic

  1. Pari Chouhan says:

    OMG!!! so common still so neglected…but anyway thanks for telling.Loved it..

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  4. carhicks says:

    Great post Lynne. There were some on here that I never really thought about. One word that bugs me is when I am watching a baseball game and they say, “he flied out”. I am not sure if that is correct or not, but it just doesn’t sound right, it should be flew out in my mind.


  5. Sheree @ Keeping Up With The Penguins says:

    Yes! The stationery/stationary distinction is particularly important to me, drives me nuts when I see them used incorrectly. I’m also a real stickler re: nauseous versus nauseated. Something is “nauseous” if it induces the feeling of nausea (i.e. something sickening), while nauseated is the experience of that feeling. Whenever someone says they’re “nauseous”, I can’t help but have a little chuckle to myself.

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  7. I’m definitely guilty of some of these, especially if I’m going too fast. Great post and thanks for the link 🙂


  8. midge2 says:

    Love this post.💙 The anymore one puzzles me sometimes! 😕📚

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  9. Sandra says:

    There are some good ones in this list, Lynne, that certainly had me thinking. Others that get me are invoke and evoke, insidious and invidious. I’m sure there are plenty more. Isn’t our language wonderful!


    • Good ones Sandra! Affect vs. effect; flammable and inflammable… There are so many. I feel sorry for people who are learning English for the first time. I love the language but find it challenging myself sometimes – even though it is my first language.

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  10. It’s not on here but the one that often throws me is affect vs effect. Someone I work with consistently uses the wrong one and it always throws me as I start to think I’m wrong (I’m not)

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  11. Oh great, fun graphics, Lynne! yup–anymore and any more…i always have to think about that one too. 🙄

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  12. stargazer says:

    Useful link! As a non-native English speaker I do have my fair share of confusing moments. I do share your love of the English language though.

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  13. Carol says:

    Great words! 👍😉

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  14. Norrie says:

    Love this!
    I have a few clients who get quite a few of these wrong and every time i read their emails i kinda pause and start wondering if i’m wrong or they are (it’s them), and start doubting myself 😀

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  15. Alexandra says:

    I posted something similar in my Articles section not so long ago (http://alexandrawolfe.ca/articles/) as it’s always good to be reminded.


  16. ron877 says:

    Got me on tortuous.
    More important, thanks for the link. So many undiscovered resources out there. When I went to the site, I explored the comments section, never a good thing to do IMHO. Some comments are just short of snarky. Better than on many sites which start at rabid and go downhill.

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