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Here's a database of words that are most commonly misused or misunderstood.
(n) stands for noun; (adj.) stands for adjective; (v) stands for verb
Contributed by Mr. Stott

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Allusion

  struggle between opposing forces

  forbidden

  use with a nonessential clause

  a reference to something known

 
there

  repetition of similar consonant sounds

  adverb - at or in that place

  Pronoun - It belongs to you

  result

 
you're

  a reference to something known

  employed persons

  refers to distance

  Contraction - you & are

 
your

  Pronoun - It belongs to you

  toward

  possessive form - pronoun

  refer to indirectly

 
they're

  Contraction - you & are

  quote; refer; commend; summons

  praise

  contraction - they are

 
Dye (v)

  color

  think out; plan

  suggest

  contraction - they are

 
affect

  talk; offer advice

  influence

  possessive form - pronoun

  to place

 
that

  use with an essential clause

  contraction of it & is

  a reference to something known

  praise

 
Conscious (adj.)

  direction; action; an area

  aware

  point of greatest suspense

  to avoid

 
it's

  a reference to something known

  contraction of it & is

  repetition of similar consonant sounds

  deduce, to gather, educated guess

 


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