It’s pretty easy to get them confused and most spellcheckers won’t help you correct them either. The English language has a lot of words that either look alike, sound alike or, worst of all, look and sounds alike but have completely different meanings.
Here is a list of often confused words:
WRONG: No amount of arguing will effect the referee’s decision.
RIGHT: No amount of arguing will affect the referee’s decision.
WRONG: I could not get enough of the delicious desert.
RIGHT: I could not get enough of the delicious dessert.
WRONG: We fired him for flaunting basic company rules.
RIGHT: We fired him for flouting basic company rules.
WRONG: I implied from his nervous manner that he had something to hide.
RIGHT: I inferred from his nervous manner that he had something to hide.
WRONG: It is foolish to waist so much food.
RIGHT: It is foolish to waste so much food.