Commonly Misused Or Confused Words starting with y?
Your is possessive pronoun. You're is the contraction for you are. Examples:
You're shoes are muddy. "You are shoes are muddy" does not work, so
it should be written as: Your shoes are muddy. Is your computer new? You're likely to need a new computer next year.
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A phone can be misused by throwing it around and not looking after it properly. As well you could cyber-bully someone with your phone or send pitchers of other people to your friends though the person has told you not to! It could be misused through contacting people you don't know and insulting them with rude words or speaking to them sexual and unacceptable words.
According to eHow: "Just like affect and effect, respectfully and respectively often get misused in both spoken and written grammar. If you are one of the many people who have problems figuring out the proper usage for respectfully and respectively, here is an easy guide to help you remember how to properly use these two commonly confused words." Respectively means in a specifically stated order. For example, "Susie's brothers Jimmy and Johnny are 10 and…
Being brought up in a Quaker family I feel that Quakers do not doubt that the Bible was divinely inspired. Most Quakers felt and feel that the Bible is a holy book that should be read to further your knowledge of a related religion. But, and this is a point that is commonly confused with the root of your question, most Quakers do not believe the words and how the Catholic church proclaims that they…
There are 2 uses. 'Fair' and 'Fare' are homophones (sound alike words) that are commonly confused with one another. Fair means free from bias, dishonesty, or injustice. Examples: She was a fair person, or it was a fair fight. Fare means the money a passenger on public transportation has to pay. Example: He had to pay the bus fare before he could ride the bus.
When asking a question, the words "which" and "what" are frequently misused. "What" is used to ask a question when there are an unknown number of possible answers. "Which" is used to ask a question when there are a fixed number of possible answers. Incorrect: With what hand do you write? Which is your favorite color? Correct: With which hand do you write? What is your favorite color?