Commonly Confused Words

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Commonly
Confused
Words
Week #7
Anderson & Bult
I vs. me
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I= Subject of a sentence or phrase. The subject is the
'giver' of the action.
Me = Object of a sentence or phrase. The object is the
'receiver' of the action.
 A good guide in cases like these is to see whether the
sentence sounds right with only the pronoun (I or me).
If 'Me had a dog' is wrong, then so is 'Annie and me
had a dog'; if you wouldn't say 'Watch I do it first', you
shouldn't say 'Watch Helen and I do it first'.
I
Sharon and _____
will go to the store.
me
Bob gave the envelope to Sharon and _____.
me
The book is for Stephanie and _____.
I
According to the schedule, Shane and _____
are next.
me sing the chorus first.
Listen to Lisa and _____
Sight/Site/Cite
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Sight = the gift of seeing; one of the five senses
Site = a place; physical or on the internet
Cite = to quote or to refer to someone else's words
site
One must wear a hardhat at a construction _______.
cite correctly in order to avoid plagiarism.
You must _______
site
The company’s new Web _______
attracted many visitors.
sight
It’s hard to be a pilot with very poor eye_______.
cite an interview?
How do I _______
sight was impaired after suffering a head injury.
His _______
Its vs. It’s
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Its = possessive form of ‘it’
 Just list ‘hers’, ‘yours’ and ‘theirs’ also don’t have
apostrophes
It’s = contraction for IT IS
______
Its
value cannot be measured.
It’s worth ______
its
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weight in gold.
it’s
When ______
ready we’ll eat it.
it’s
I don’t believe ______
possible.
its
The cat licked ______
paws clean.
Breath vs. Breathe
 Breath
= noun: air inhaled or exhaled
 Breathe = verb: to inhale and exhale
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breath
was so cold I could see my ________.
breathe
 The shock was so great he forgot to ________.
breath and exhale slowly.
 Take a deep ________
 ________
Breathe in all that fresh mountain air!
breath
 She was out of ________
after running the race.
breathe
 I choked on the chicken and couldn’t ________.
Accept vs. Except
 Accept
= to receive
 Except = to take out or leave out
accept
sorry, but I do not ________
those terms.
accept any late work.
 The professor will not ________
Except
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for one person, you all passed.
except
 Read all chapters ________
the last one.
accept anything less than perfect.
 She will not ________
 I’m

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