Spelling 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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