Here are some of the most commonly mixed up words and when to use them:
your - Posessive e.g. This is your XBox 360
you're - Abbreviation of "you are" e.g. You're very pretty
their - Posessive e.g. This is their car
they're - Abbreviation of "they are" e.g. They're quite stupid
there - Used to refer to something e.g. Can you see that cow there?
waist - Part of your body e.g. He hooked his arm around her waist
waste - Indication of something being wasted e.g. It's such a waste"
sence - Is not a word
sense - Is a word
its - Posessive, e.g. The cat drank its milk
it's - Abbreviation for "it is" e.g. It's a camel
who's - Abbreviation of "who is" or "who has" e.g. Who's that?
whose - Used to ask questions with referral to a person e.g. Whose is this beautiful website?
affect - Used to describe a difference to something and is a vowel (to affect) e.g. This PC Game affected my life
effect - A Noun meaning the same as "result", can also be used as a vowel "to effect" which means to being about result
I'll - Abbreviation of "I will" e.g. I'll be quiet now
ill - Indication of illness e.g. I'm ill, I have smallpox
quite - Similar to "completely" e.g. This Food is quite nice
quiet - Used if something is silent e.g. This motor is quiet
then - Used to denote a specific point in time e.g. Then he played football
than - Used to compare two or more things e.g. My house is prettier than yours
here - Referring to a place e.g. Here is my favorite room
hear - A verb describing sensory perception via the ears e.g. I can hear you
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I will add to this list when I find new ones to add. Thanks for reading
[Edited by Moderator EternalSlayer, 12/16/2006 7:23:39 AM]
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