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07/17/2015
There are many English words that people misuse, misspell, and confuse. This is a list of a few with ways to help remember how to use them correctly.

To, Too, & Two

Remember that "too" has an extra "o" that is also included. "Two" is a number and "to" is short for "toward".

Who's vs Whose

"Who's" is a contraction of "who is" or "who has". "Whose" is the possessive case of "who". Contractions have apostrophes, so remember that "who's" stands for two words.

Adapt vs Adopt

"Adapt" means to change something for a specific purpose while "adopt" means to take something as your own. People adapt to their environment by adopting new behaviors.

Already vs All Ready

"Already" is an adverb referring to something accomplished at an earlier time. "All ready" is an adjective meaning that everyone or everything is set to go. "I already told you that we are all ready!"

Allude vs Elude

"Allude" means to mention indirectly, without actually referring to something. If I say, "Joe is here," I am referring to Joe. If I say, "The funny guy is here," I am alluding to Joe without actually mentioning him. "Elude" means to evade, so it has an "e".

Allusion vs Illusion

An "allusion" is the noun form of "allude," so an indirect way of talking about something. An "illusion" is a false perception.

Bare vs Bear

"Bare" can be an adjective or a verb. It can mean unhidden, as in, "My bare arms are cold in the snow. I should have worn a shirt!" As a verb, it means to expose, or make unhidden.  A "bear" is an animal, but as a verb it can mean to carry or to tolerate. "I cannot bear to see you being eaten by that bear!" For vocabulary help over the summer, contact The Tutoring Center of Katy, TX. We have one-to-one tutoring programs in writing, reading, math, and test preparation. Check out our academic programs and schedule a free diagnostic assessment by calling 832-437-0635.

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