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Grade 5 - English Language
1.45 Words Often Confused

There are many words in English which sound alike, but are spelled differently and have different meanings.

  • loose and lose
    Loose indicates tightness of something.
    Example: The glove is too loose for you.
    Lose means something is missing.
    Example: Did you lose your glove? Search for it.

  • farther, further
    Farther refers to distance. Further indicates additional degree, time, or quantity.
    Example: As you go farther away, your ability to hear is further decreased.

  • principal, principle
    As a noun, principal means "head" or "chief;" as an adjective, "highest" or "best." Principle means "basic truth, law, or assumption." Principle is NEVER an adjective.
    Example: The principal author gave the lecture. He acts according to the highest principles.

Directions: Fill in the blanks with correct words to make meaningful sentences. Write your own sentences using the often confused words discussed above. As a homework, find and write about at least ten more commonly confused words.
Q 1: We have Mr. B for our Math _______.
coarse
course

Q 2: It is ________ too cold today.
altogether
all together

Q 3: The class is _______ to go on vacation.
already
all ready

Q 4: The sandpaper was very ________.
coarse
course

Q 5: I need several ________ to wash my truck.
clothes
cloths

Q 6: The ______ of California is Sacramento.
capitol
capital

Q 7: We walked through the _______ building and saw where the laws are made.
Capital
Capitol

Q 8: She _______ me to take the camp.
adviced
advised

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