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Cambridge Dictionaries Online

Study Tools: Dictionaries, encyclopaedias and more >

Commonly-Confused Words

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What's the Difference?

By visiting this page, you can help to clear up a problem with words that are difficult to use, or pairs of words that are often confused. It's also worth visiting an online dictionary.

LEVEL GUIDE

Beginner

Elementary

 

 

Pre-Intermediate

Intermediate

Upper Intermediate

 

Advanced

Upper Advanced

 

Links

Video Lesson - Its & It's

Study with Jennifer, an English teacher in the USA.

Level: Pre-Inter. This website has video Go>

Say and Tell

Rules

Multiple choice quiz 1

Multiple choice quiz 2

Video Lesson: Bookstore - UK/US This website has video

Level: Pre-Inter to Intermediate.

Make and Do

Learn

Housework Quiz (Intermediate)

More Expressions with Make or Do (Upper Inter)

25 Questions (Upper Inter)

20 Questions (Upper Inter)

Drag and Drop Quiz (Upper Inter)

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter.

Also, too, either

Explanations, examples and exercises.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. Go>

Get

Native speakers use 'get' all the time. It's true! Read about the different ways of using this verb.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. Go>

Video Lessons with Jennifer ESL

Jennifer is an English teacher in the USA. Learn grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation with her great lessons.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Inter. This website has video

Hope & Wish - Lesson 4a

Hope & Wish - Lesson 4b

Hope & Wish - Lesson 4c

Hope & Wish - Lesson 4d

Advise / Recommend / Suggest

Seem - Lesson 5a

Seem - Lesson 5b

Quite & Rather

Video lesson: 'Office Tour'. UK/US/SA English.

Level: Upper Inter. This website has video Go>

Words Differentiation

Confusing pairs of words, such as another and the other; into and in to.

Level: Intermediate to Advanced. Go>

UsingEnglish Articles on English Usage

All & Whole + Quiz

By & Until

Rather, Rather than, Would rather

Beside & Besides

Whether & If

Level: Upper Inter Go>

Economy, economic, economical

A 20-question quiz.

Level: Upper Inter. Go>

Common Mistakes

Errors frequently made by non-native speakers.

Level: Upper Inter. Go>

Easily Confused Words

EduFind's guide to confusing pairs of words.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need Flash. This website has sound Go>

British Council - Confusing Words

Confusing Words 1

Confusing Words 2

lie / lay

rise / raise

in time / on time; in the end / at the end

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. You need Flash. Go>

BBC Ask About English

Read and listen to questions and answers about grammar and vocabulary.

Level: Intermediate to Upper Advanced. You need RealPlayer & Adobe Reader. This website has sound Go>

BBC Learn It - Confusing Words and Expressions

A huge selection of articles, based on students' questions. If you're looking for something in particular, in could well be here!

Level: Upper Inter to Upper Advanced. Go>

University of Victoria - Dictionary of Usage

Commonly-confused words and advice on usage in formal writing.

Level: Upper Inter to Advanced. Go>

Longman Dictionary Online

Many confusing words have a 'Word Choice' explanation to help you understand which word to chose for which situation. For example, if you enter travel, you can find out the difference between this word and trip or journey. Go>

Common Errors in English (native speakers)

A list of typical native speaker errors. Very large and very strict! Be aware that native speakers often disagree about what is correct and what is incorrect.

Level: Upper Advanced. Go>

 

 

 

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