This powerpoint presentation presents 10 pairs of words which are commonly misused in writing and speech: affect-effect, appraise-apprise, descent-dissent, confidant-confident, defer-differ, access-excess, conscience-conscious, detract-distract, adverse-averse, respectfully-respectively, moral-morale. Each slide presents two sentences. Students choose the correct word for each sentence. Print the slides as a handout and students can fill in the answers as you review the slides.
Commonly Misused Words
by Jeri-Lyn Tyson
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