Students often skip that important proofreading stage before they hand in their assignments and essays. Once they have learned to identify their own unique patterns of error in their writing, practicing those necessary skills with improve their fluidity, confidence, and ultimately earn them that good grade. This handout includes a description, explanation and exercises about easily confused words - homonyms - that increase in difficulty to allow the student to become an accomplished writer.
Homonyms are words that sound alike but do not mean the same thing and are therefore not spelled alike. These "soundalikes" are not interchangeable. If you use the wrong form in a sentence, you will confuse or mislead your reader—the last thing you want to let happen.