Commonly Misused Words
Accept, Except - Accept means to receive, while except means to exclude.
Adverse, Averse - Adverse means difficult, Averse means having a strong feeling against (like an aversion)
Affect, Effect - An Effect is a result, Affect usually means to alter.
Alright - This just isn't a word. You should use all right.
Assure, Ensure, Insure - Assure means to guarantee, Ensure means to make sure, and Insure should only be used when talking about insurance.
Compliment, Complement - A Compliment is praise, to Complement is to go well with something else.
Could Of - This doesn't make sense. Use Could Have.
Discreet, Discrete - Discreet is to be careful, Discrete means distinct.
Farther, Further - Farther refers to distance, Further means more.
Foreword, Forward - A Foreword is the beginning of a book, Forward is a direction.
i.e , e.g - In Latin i.e means "that is", while e.g means "for example".
Its, It's - Its is possessive - something that belongs to someone, It's is short for it is.
Labtop, Laptop - Labtop is not a word. The computer sits on your Lap, not your Lab.
Like - Don't Say Like fifteen times in a sentence. Like is not a placeholder.
Loose, Lose - Loose is the opposite of tight, Lose is the opposite of win.
Precede, Proceed - something Precedes if it comes first, Proceeds if it follows.
No, Know - No is the opposite of yes, Know refers to something you've learned. (or in this case haven't learned)
Than, Then - Than is used for comparisons, Then means it came next.
There, Their, They're - There is a place, Their is something that belongs to them, They're is short for They Are
To, Two, Too - Two is a number, Too means also, To is used with verbs (going to).
Weather, Whether - Weather is what the meteorologist always predicts wrong, Whether is used when making a choice.
Who's, Whose - Whose is possessive, Who's is short for who is.
Your, You're - Your is something that belongs to you, You're is short for you are.