In the Confusing Words article, I provided a list of commonly mis-used words and an example of how to use them.
The feedback from that article was great with readers providing their own words to add to the list.
Here is a selection of words submitted by my readers.
|Wave||The heat wave lasted for days.|
|Waive||As Katherine was a valued customer, the bank manager decided to waive the extra charge.|
|Complement||A good wine is a complement to a good meal.|
|Compliment||To compliment the chef on the meal.|
|Implication||His implication of immediate changes surprised us.|
|Inference||It was a reasonable inference that the burner was on since the pot of water was boiling.|
|Grate||The noise began to grate on her nerves.|
|Great||Have a great day.|
|Sight||The sight of her son receiving his award brought tears of joy to her eyes.|
|Site||To enter the work site Jackie needed to undergo occupational health and safety training.|
|Course||The language course catered for beginners.|
|Coarse||Sandpaper is coarse.|
|Allowed||As it was Tom's birthday he was allowed to stay up for an extra hour.|
|Aloud||To read aloud.|
|Flee||The waves became so rough that they had to flee the surf.|
|Flea||She was bitten by a flea.|
Special thanks go to Paul Mitchell, Grace Lombardo, Irene Aylward and Isabella (Bella) Wilson for their contributions!
Do you have any words to add to this list? If so, share them with us below.