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Commonly confused words

Lots of words in English look or sound alike but have very different meanings, such as pore and pour or flaunt and flout. It’s easy to get them confused and most electronic spellcheckers won’t be much help in this type of situation: they can tell you if a word has been spelled wrongly but they can’t generally flag up the misuse of a correctly spelled word.

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Plurals of nouns

Most nouns make their plurals by simply adding –s to the end (e.g. cat/cats, book/books, journey/journeys), but not all. Some change their endings. Find out about the main types of noun that do this.

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Word of the day apposite
Pronunciation: ˈapəzit
adjective
apt in the circumstances or relation to something