The hardest words.

/The hardest words.

Some of the most commonly misused English words.

I can never get “affect” and “effect” right, and my beta readers will tell you I also constantly mess up “bought” and “brought” even though they’re not even slightly the same word. (In my defence, I pronounce them almost identically in speech.)

I will also confess I’m one of those people who doesn’t care much about the difference between “less” and “fewer”, given how interchangeable they are in modern spoken English. And, yes. I also use “literally” figuratively. Fight me.

2017-07-17T11:37:15+00:0024th May, 2016|Tags: english, language|
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  1. admiraljane 24th May, 2016 at 6:39 am

    Affect/effect is the devil. What really gets me is past/passed

  2. randomredux 24th May, 2016 at 6:41 am


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