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Commonly Confused Words Worksheets

As much as the English language is a fun and enjoyable experience, it's not completely devoid of elements of confusion and bewilderment. Even the most erudite linguists falter while using words like "lie" and "lay" and "fewer" and "less", let alone students who struggle to use their words correctly. Watch ELA switch from an engaging process to a fascinatingly catchy affair, with our commonly confused words worksheets broken down into simple and easy-to-grasp printable worksheets for students of grade 3, grade 4, grade 5 and grade 6.Get hold of some of these worksheets for free!

Can vs May

The uncertainty surrounding "may" and "can" dates back to the day when English grammar was first systematized. In this worksheet, kids learn, practice, and master how to use "may" and "can".

Accept vs Except

"Accept" and "except" have always been at the top of the chart of confused words for grade 5 students. Use these words with near-indistinguishable pronunciation effortlessly with our printable worksheet.

Commonly Confused Words | Chart

Unless it's crowned with lucidity, writing would fall way short of its glory. For lucidity to thrive, students should be well-versed with words that cause confusion. This printable chart defines and exemplifies confusing words.

Is or Are?

Six out of ten students in 3rd grade think twice before they decide on "is" or "are" in an apparently tricky subject-verb agreement scenario. This pdf worksheet eliminates the confusion arising from "is" and "are".

Will or Would?

There's great room for doubt when 4th grade children have to pick between "will" and "would" in a sentence. Understanding when to use "would" is the key to this exercise.

Our vs Are

Due to the similarity in the way these words are pronounced, "our" and "are" cause a great deal of hesitation for children in grade 3. This worksheet pdf teaches how to use these words with ease.

Lie vs Lay

Many a native speaker struggles to tell between "lie" and "lay". This "Lie-vs-Lay" worksheet is vital for 5th grade English learners who, despite rigorous efforts, fail to master the words.

Effect vs Affect

A recent survey conducted among a group of students in 6th grade revealed that not many of them knew that "effect" could be used as a verb too. This exercise pdf defines and illustrates how to use "effect" and "affect".

Fewer vs Less

Perhaps the most-talked-about-yet-the-least-perspicuous pair of confused words is "fewer" and "less". This pdf explicates how to use these words with definitions and examples.

Site, Sight, or Cite?

What's different among site, cite and sight? To a naive English learner, they will all sound the same, but not after they go through this printable exercise. Here's fine judgment applied while using site, sight and cite.

Stationery vs Stationary

A flourishing stationery business in an English-speaking country had to pay a fine for writing the word wrongly as "stationary". This handout helps comprehend the difference between "stationery" and "stationary".

Sit, Sat, or Set?

Help 4th grade kids prepare thoroughly, so they leave nothing to chance when they write sentences with "sit", "sat" and "set". This exercise, with its ten sentences, offers brilliant practice.

Raise vs Rise

With all its diverse rules and their expansive scope of application, English brings great power to its discerning users. Help children master the difference between "rise" and "raise" to add to their power.

Vain, Vein or Vane?

This printable worksheet deals with three words: vain, vein, and vane, whose usage children ought to practice with care. While these are pronounced similarly, there's a world of difference in their meanings.

To, Two, or Too?

Kids tend to confuse, abuse and sometimes misuse the three words: to, two, and too. Help them to stay away from this confusion, by regular and smart practice. This pdf worksheet helps big time.

Its vs It's

The two little words: its and it's, baffle a lot, but a little bit of learning carried out with wisdom and vigilance, would make grade 4 children feel settled. Practice how to write sentences with "its" and "it's".

Your vs You're

Lots of people make silly mistakes while using "your" and "you're". Let kids not join this group, and apply prudence when using these. This worksheet helps separate the two words with examples.

They're, There, or Their?

The trio of "there", "their", and "they're" can perplex students of all ages and levels. The idea is to try and exercise caution while dealing with these. In this exercise, we teach how to use these words correctly.

Confused Words

There is a lot more to the list of often-confused words, not having a clear understanding of which, can make writing lackluster. This worksheet printable for grade 5 and grade 6 children helps recapitulate confused words with ease.

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