The Confused Words
No matter how amazing a writer you are, you probably have to double check yourself on these words. We’ve seen all of these recently on even the biggest blogs you can name. Here’s a handy little list to refer back to in case you need it!
First, the main offenders that will drive any reader crazy if you use the wrong one…
There – “Look over there, that girl with the 15 lipstick swatches up her arm must be a beauty blogger”
Their – “Their use of light means the photos on this blog are beautifully clear”
They’re – “They’re eating a cupcake at an event – how very bloggy of them” (The trick with they’re is to replace it with they are – if it still works, then it’s probably correct!)
Your – “Your blog is amazing!”
You’re – “You’re an awesome blogger!” (Again, if you’re unsure, expand the apostrope – does it still work with you are?)
Bought – “I bought this lipstick with my own money”
Brought – “I brought a picnic to the blogger meetup”
Wander – “I took a wander over to the shops”
Wonder – “I wonder which bloggers will be at #blogclub“
The typically misspelt words…
Albeit – Albeit means though – “I wrote my blog post, albeit at a slower pace than usual”
Per se – Per se is a Latin phrase, meaning “in itself”. “It’s not a typical lipstain, per se, but with the use of the extra lipgloss, it’s much longer lasting”
Voilà is a French phrase, which is basically like “tah dah!”. The most common misspelling is viola, which is actually an instrument!
Que is a Spanish word meaning that or who. A queue is a long line of people.
These words are usually mixed up because they sound slightly similar.
The Pacific is an ocean between the Americas, Asia and Australisia. The word specific is relating to one individual item. They sound so similar, but the meaning is nowhere near the same!
You’re allowed to read your blog aloud. Again, they sound the same, but allowed is where you are permitted to do something, and aloud is to do with sound.
Which witch is which? You’ve probably seen that sentence at school before – a witch is a magical woman, but which is how you define between the two items.
One we often get mixed up, stationery is to do with papers, pens, etc, while stationary
is when something is still. Sarah Mia has a simple way to remember it – the e is for envelope!
This is definitely one we always misspell. If you know there are words you just can’t remember the correct spelling of, try to always double check your posts before they publish!
What words do you always have trouble with?