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Study the word list: Key Stage 3: Common Homophones and Confusions (part 1)

A number of secondary schools have identified the following words as common errors among this age group.

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advice
The teacher gave me good advice.
advise
Could you advise me on buying a new car?
affect
The government cuts will affect everyone.
effect
The stage lighting had a magical effect.
aloud
Read the words aloud.
allowed
The lady allowed the tea to brew.
bought
I bought this dress at the new boutique.
brought
The maid brought the tea on a tray.
brake
The car had to brake hard.
break
Be careful not to break that glass.
choose
Choose a suitable card for Meg's birthday.
chose
He chose to seclude himself from the others.
cloth
This cloth is extremely absorbent.
clothe
They already had six children to feed and clothe.
conscience
My conscience is completely clear.
conscious
She was conscious of what she said to her mother.
coarse
Coarse means rough, or not fine.
course
You seem to be doing very well at this course.
are
Job vacancies are listed in the paper.
our
Will the boss deign to attend our party?

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