Commonly Confused Words III
Their – possessive form of they
There – location
They're – contractor for 'they are'.
- I enjoy talking with Tim and Brenda. In fact, I'm going over to their house now.
- I want you to walk over there and push that button.
- Marc and Doug said they're going to the movies at 6:00.
Supposed to – to be obligated.
Suppose – to guess
- You are supposed to be at school!
- I suppose you think you're funny.
Who – pronoun that refers to a person or persons.
Whom – used as a subject
- Who gave me this present?
- To whom did you give the present?
Conscience – sense of right and wrong
Conscious – awake
- When you are not sure what to do, always follow your conscience.
- Robin just became conscious after her fainting spell.
Complement – something that completes
Compliment – praise
- The maraschino cherry really complements an ice cream sundae.
- Did Mr. Bean compliment you on your test score?
A lot – many
alot – not the correct form: DO NOT USE
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