Commonly Confused Words

The worksheets below will help students learn the differences between commonly confused words. Practice differentiating between lay and lie, fewer and less, loose and lose, saw and seen, as well as set and sit.

Choose the correct word to complete each sentence. Write the word accept or except on each line.
4th through 8th Grades
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The words advice and advise may sound similar, but they have slightly different meanings. In this printable activity, students will practice using advice and advise correctly in a sentence.
4th through 6th Grades
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It's really tough to tell the difference between affect and effect! Help your students learn the difference with this printable activity. Students fill in the blanks with either "affect" or "effect."
4th through 6th Grades
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Students commonly confuse the words our and are. Practice differentiating between the two words with this fill-in-the-blanks worksheet.
4th through 8th Grades
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It's easy to mix up the words "bare" and "bear!" This worksheet gives students extra practice by instructing them to fill in the blank with the correct word, bare or bear.
4th through 6th Grades
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The words berth and birth may sound the same, but they have totally different meanings! Learn the difference and practice using these words in a sentence in this printable grammar exercise. An answer key is included.
4th through Grades
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The words break and brake may sound similar, but their meanings are totally different! This worksheet will help students become comfortable using these similar-sounding words correctly in a sentence.
4th through 6th Grades
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Students can practice using capital and capitol in a sentence correctly by filling in the blanks in this printable grammar worksheet.
4th through 6th Grades
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Find out how to use cereal and serial correctly in a sentence! Practice filling in the sentences with the correct word choice. An answer key is included.
4th through 6th Grades
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The words compliment and complement may sound similar but have very different meanings. Students will practice using these words in the right context as they choose which word goes in each sentence. An answer key is included with this activity.
4th through 6th Grades
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In this grammar exercise, students will choose when to use dual and when to use duel in a sentence. An answer key is included with this printable activity.
4th through 6th Grades
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Wow! Farther and further can be really easy words to get confused! Learn the subtle difference between the two and then practice using them correctly in a sentence!
4th through 6th Grades
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Choose the correct adjective to complete each sentence. Choose between the words fewer and less.
3rd through 8th Grades
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Do your students know the difference between foreword and forward? In this printable activity, they will choose when to use each word in a sentence. An answer key is included.
4th through 6th Grades
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Use the verbs lay and lie to complete these sentences.
3rd through 8th Grades
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There is a loose screw on my toy. How could you lose your stuffed animal again? Practice sentences with loose and lose.
3rd through 6th Grades
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I think I've lost my cell phone again. I am very sorry for your loss. In this activity, students pick the best word (loss or lost) to complete each sentence.
3rd through 6th Grades
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Learn when to use an apostrophe in the word its.
3rd through 8th Grades
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The receiver caught the pass. The quarterback passed the fottball. We have been learning about the past in social studies. Choose between pass, passed, and past.
3rd through 6th Grades
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In this activity, students learn the difference between the words, pedal and peddle. They must choose which word to use in each sentence. An answer key is included.
4th through 6th Grades
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The words pole and poll may sound the exact same, but they have very different meanings! After your students learn the difference in the first part of this printable worksheet, they will practice using the words in the correct context in ten sentences.
4th through 6th Grades
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This pair of words is very easy to confuse! Principal and principle sound exactly the same, but they have quite different meanings. Your students can practice using them correctly in a sentence in this printable grammar activity.
4th through 6th Grades
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Have you seen the new movie? I saw it yesterday. For each sentence, write the word saw or seen on the blank line.
2nd through 8th Grades
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Site and sight have completely different meanings, so make sure you can use them correctly! This activity gives students the chance to fill in the blank with the correct word, site or sight.
4th through 6th Grades
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Wow! These two similar-sounding words are very easy to mix up! Learn the difference and practice using "stationary" and "stationery" in a sentence with this handy worksheet.
4th through 6th Grades
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Lots of people get the words "than" and "then" confused! You can learn the difference and practice using these words correctly in a sentence with this handy worksheet.
4th through 6th Grades
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The words "thorough" and "through" are spelled almost the same, but be careful! They have different meanings! In this printable grammar worksheet, students will have the opportunity to practice using these words in a sentence.
4th through 6th Grades
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Students will decide when to use "through" or "threw" in a sentence in this printable grammar activity.
4th through 6th Grades
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It's easy to get the words "whose" and "who's" mixed up! This worksheet gives students the opportunity to practice using these two words correctly in a sentence!
4th through 6th Grades
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Choose there, they're, or their to best complete the sentences.
2nd through 4th Grades
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Select the correct word to best complete each statement. Choose from the homophones to, too, and two.
1st through 3rd Grades
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Use the words your and you're on the blank lines to complete the sentences.
2nd through 4th Grades
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See also:
Homophone Worksheets

This page has several worksheets for teaching students about homophones.

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