Mind Your Language
Commonly Confused WordsMany of your spelling errors may be caused by a confusion of words that have different spellings but similar pronunciations. Since the confused words sound alike, their pronunciation is no clue to their spelling. Instead you must rely on their meanings if you are to spell them correctly. Below is a list of some of these troublesome Sound-Alikes. They are words that you use frequently in writing, so be sure to learn then correctly.
A SPECIAL NOTE:Memory tricks are especially helpful for learning these Sound-Alikes. Remember that you hear with your ear.We waited here and not there.The principal is my pal and the chief person in the school.The principle is a rule.The capitol has a dome.The weather was clear.He ate a piece of pie.