Appendix EFrequently Confused Words
The meaning and spelling of the following words are commonly confused. Practice using them until the correct usage is familiar to you.
accept—to take, agree
I accept the offer.
Everyone left except me.
She needs your advice.
Please advise him of his rights.
affect—to influence, change
Inflation always affects our level of income.
effect—(n.) impression, result; (v.) to cause
The computer has had a profound effect on our everyday lives. It has effected a complete change in the way we do business.
already, all ready
We already have a robot.
all ready—all prepared
They’re all ready ...