Commonly Confused Words. JSYK… 8 days until Mrs. Smith is a college graduate

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Commonly Confused Words

JSYK8 days until Mrs. Smith is a college graduate capital a city that is the seat of government for the state or country;

EX. Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah.

capital extremely serious

EX. Capital punishment is a controversial issue.

capital money or value in business

EX. The company did not have the capital it needed to expand the factory.

capital uppercase letter of the alphabet

EX. You should always begin the first word of a sentence with a capital letter.

capitol the building where the legislature meets

EX. The House of Representatives meet at the US Capitol.

cell the smallest part of an animal or plant;

EX. The human body is composed of billions of cells.

cell a room in prison

EX. The cell in the prison was small and uncomfortable.

sale getting a lower price

EX. The shirt was originally $59.99 but was on sale for $4.99.

sell trade products for money

EX. I decided to sell all my old clothes.

sell trade products for money

EX. I decided to sell all my old clothes.

JSYK7 days until Mrs. Smith is a college graduate choose to select or decide on

EX. I had to choose between the brown or black boots.

chose selected in the past

EX. I chose to go to the movie last night.

emigrate to exit one area or country in order to settle in another

EX. I want to leave the US and emigrate to Australia.

immigrate to move into another area or country to stay

EX. Many people immigrate to the US in search of a better life.

JSYK6 days until Mrs. Smith is a college graduate farther distance

EX. My house it farther away than yours.

further longer or more

EX. Do you need further tutoring in Algebra? knew something understood or already familiar

EX. I knew all of the vocabulary words for my upcoming test.

new something just learned, created, or discovered

EX. Mrs. Smith discovered new information about lizards.

new unused

EX. The treadmill have never been ran on, therefore, it was new.

new opposite of old

EX. I opened the packaging to my new computer.

JSYK5 days until Mrs. Smith is a college graduate loose not firmly in place

EX. The screw was loose on the table, so the legs came off.

loose not under control; out of control

EX. The pigs ran loose from the pigsty.

lose misplace

EX. I always lose my car keys in my messy room.

lose to be defeated; opposite of win

EX. I think we are going to lose the football game by 10 points.

passed moved through or by;

EX. We passed the Mall of America on our drive and we had to stop.

passed given away

EX. We passed around the gifts in a circle.

passed met the standard

EX. Grady passed the end of level test, so he was able to go to 9th grade.

past the time before the present

EX. In the past, I went to Costa Rica on vacation.

JSYK4 days until Mrs. Smith is a college graduate quiet making little or no noise

EX. The class was quiet as they took their vocabulary test. There was no noise.

quit to stop doing

EX. John quit his job because the company decided not to pay him. s

quite very or extremely; exactly

EX. I am quite upset that none of you followed directions on the worksheet.

their a possessive belongs to them

EX. Amy and Fred invited me to their house yesterday.

theyre a contraction of they are

EX. Theyre going to the store tomorrow.

there a place

EX. Please go over there.

JSYK3 days until Mrs. Smith is a college graduate weak not strong

EX. Mrs. Smith was so weak that she couldnt even lift a 5lb weight.

week a period of 7 days

EX. I am going bowling on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this week.

to direction, preposition

EX. I need to go to the store to buy food for my husband.

too also, excessive, very, adverb

EX. I have too much homework; it is going to take me all day.

then next

EX. I need to go workout then drink a protein shake.

then following

EX. The rain stopped and then started again.

then in that case

EX. If there are only two people in the car then I will go.

then telling when something happened

EX. My dad asked me to pick him up at 6pm, so I will go to get him then.

then therefore

EX. Jane wants to do it so then let her.

than a conjunction linking two parts of a sentence being compared to each other

EX. I am smarter than a 5th grader.