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throw threw (have/had) thrown wear wore (have/had) worn write wrote (have/had) written Perhaps the most often misused irregulars are lie/lay, set/sat and rise/raise .For example, lie and lay mean different things -- lie means to recline, and lay means to set something down -- but their tense forms are similar. So, they confuse: TENSE LIE(recline) LAY (set down) Present Lie Lay Past Lay Laid Participle Have lain Have laid TENSE SET (put down) SIT (have a seat) Present Set Sit Past Set Sat Participle Have set Have sat TENSE RISE (come up) RAISE (lift up)
Present Rise Raise Past Rose Raised Participle Have risen Have raised Confused Words Certain word pairs plague writers because they sound alike or look alike, and so they are easily confused. Examples include: affect/effect, accept/except, historic/historical, stationary/stationery . Below is a list of commonly confused word pairs , and many others are not listed here. You’re not expected to memorize them all now, but you should become familiar with them. The ones you're most likely to run into later are colored red . The more familiar these are to you, the more likely “red flags” will go up in your mind as you encounter them in your writing. At least you’ll know there’s a potential problem, and you can look it up if you need to. Affect : To influence – used as a verb ( TV affects children. ) Effect : Used most often as a noun – consequence or result. ( TV has an effect on children. ) Aid : To help – used as a verb Aide : Someone who helps – used as a noun ( the governor's aide ) Allude : To refer to something indirectly ( To what was he alluding? ) Elude : To escape from or avoid ( The burglary suspect eluded the police. ) Alternate : To move between choices – used as a verb Alternative : Another choice – used as a noun ( She had two alternatives. ) Alumna/Alumnae : A female graduate/Female graduates Alumnus/Alumni : A male graduate/Male graduates Ambiguous : Unclear, fuzzy, hard to make out Ambivalent : Not caring strongly one way or the other Among : For more than two ( among the three students; among the crowd ) Between : Only for two ( between you and me ) Appraise : To assess or evaluate ( The jeweler appraised the diamond. ) Apprise : To inform someone ( I apprised her of the situation. ) Bemused : Lost in thought ( I sat there bemused, not noticing the light had changed. ) Amused : To find something humorous Biannual : Twice a year Biennial : Every other year Boat : A small watercraft Ship : A large watercraft, capable of carrying many people Brake : To stop (as a verb), or a mechanism that stops something (as a noun) Break : To smash or fracture Bread : Food Bred : To have raised Capital : A city ( Montgomery is the capital of Alabama ); also means money or resources Capitol : A building ( I can see the Capitol building from here. ) Censor : Someone who prevents others from seeing things ( The military government censored the news. ) Censure : A reprimand ( The Senate censured Rep. Bob Jones for fighting .) Chord : Grouped musical notes Cord : String, twine Climactic : At the highest point, or climax Climatic : Having to do with the weather Complement : To go well with something else ( His tie complements his coat.

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