Commonly Confused Words


Clear up confusion for word pairs and triplets with these illustrated vocabulary cards! Including common errors like their/there/they're, too/to/two, and loose/lose, Commonly Confused Words™ will help students learn these words and appropriate usage quickly and easily.



Words that sound alike or nearly alike but have different meanings often cause writers trouble. We have taken some of the most commonly confused word pairs or triplets and presented them in a visual way to help students differentiate and remember which one to use when. These beautiful, full-color cards ship ready to display on your word wall. Students can access them all day, passively absorbing meanings through the words and illustrations, or actively engaging during vocabulary review.

Commonly Confused Words™ includes 30, 8.5″ x 11″ cards, with either 2 or 3 words per card. They are printed on cardstock, perfect for laminating, inserting in vinyl pockets, or displaying as-is!

Word List

accept / except
access / excess
addition / edition
altar / alter
allot / a lot
allowed / aloud
already / all ready
all right
ante / anti
ascent / assent
between / among
board / bored
both / each
bridal / bridle
clothes / cloths
continuous / continual
different from / different than
each other / one another
eager / anxious
fewer / less
further / farther
indifferent / in different
it’s / its
loose / lose
then / than
they’re / there / their
two / to / too
who’s / whose
you’re / your


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