commonly confused words
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Emigrate vs. ImmigrateEmigrate: To remove out of a country for the purpose of settling in another.Immigrate: To come to settle in a country.
ImmigrateEmigrate vs. ImmigrateMy parents emigrated from Australia.They immigrated to the United States."Immigrate" sounds more like "in."Furthest vs. FarthestFurthest: To the greatest degree.Farthest: At or to the greatest physical distance."Farthest" has "far" in it.Furthest vs. Farthest
Out of the whole class, Andrew was the furthest along on his homework.Suzy ran the farthest out of the entire team.
Capitol vs. CapitalCapitol: the main building of the US Congress.Capital: the city or town that is the official seat of government; the wealth, in money or property, owned by an individual or firm.While we are in Washington D.C., I hope we visit the Capitol.Washington D.C. is the capital of the United States.Capitol vs. Capital
Your vs. You'reYour: Possessive pronoun (expresses ownership).You're: Contraction for "you are."Which one is your toothbrush?You're in big trouble.Your vs. You're
Sale vs. Sell vs. CellSale: (noun) The act of selling, a quantity sold, or special disposal of goods (as at reduced prices).
Sell: (verb) To transfer goods or services in exchange for money.
Cell: (noun) A small room or compartment.If someone is doing it in the sentence, use the verb form (sell).The store is having a sale.Please turn off your cell phone.Sale vs. Sell vs. Cell
My brother sells oranges.
If someone is doing it in the sentence, use the verb form (sell).There vs. Their vs. They'reThere: In or at a certain place.
Their: Possessive pronoun (like "your").
They're: Contraction for "they are.""There" has the word "here" in it."Their" has the word "I" in it, so you can remember it is about people."They're" can be replaced with "they are."I live right over there.They're dancing.They shared their toys.There vs. Their vs. They're
"There" has the word "here" in it."Their" has the word "I" in it, so you can remember it is about people."They're" can be replaced with "they are."To vs. Too vs. TwoTo: In the direction of, toward.
Too: To an excessive extent or degree; in addition to.
Two: The number after one.If you can say 'tuh,' it is "to."
Jack walks to school.My sister is two years old.She ate too much candy.To vs. Too vs. Two
This is the _________ science will ever come.FarthestFurthestAll the kids started shaking ______ heads.ThereThey'reTheirThere is always a great ________ the day after Thanksgiving.SellSaleCellYou accidentally left _______ wallet at the gas station.You'reYourI wish I could have one, _____, but only the first twenty people got free T-shirts.TooToTwoLet's visit the _________ building.CapitalCapitolHe packed his bags, getting ready to _______ from Venezuela.EmigrateImmigrateI heard there are a lot of fun things to do _______.TheirThey'reThereI have ____ eat more healthy foods if I want to get into shape.ToTooTwoEvery sentence must begin with a _______ letter.CapitolCapitalThere is not very much privacy in a prison ______.SaleSellCellLet's see who can run the ___________ before getting tired.FarthestFurthest________ going to do a great job on the test!You'reYour