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Confused Words

Confused Words

There are many words that are similar in spelling but have vastly different meanings. If you use the incorrect word, your sentence won't make sense. Don't worry—ProWritingAid has your back. We've identified some of the most common confused word pairs so you can correct your writing as necessary.

Some of these pairs might just be spelling mistakes. Some might actually be confused words. As always, you have the power to choose whether you accept a suggestion. If a suggestion makes little sense, you can simply hit "Ignore" to move on to the next option.

Here are some of the most commonly confused word patterns we've identified:

  • ON — IN
  • THEY — THE
  • TOO — TO
  • OFF — OF
  • WHERE — WERE
  • ONTO — INTO
  • OR — NOR
  • AND — AN
  • THROUGH — THOUGH
  • FROM — FORM
  • OF — IF
  • THOUGHT — THOUGH
  • NOT — NO
  • THE — HE
  • WAS — AS
  • ONE — ON
  • OUT — OUR
  • IT — IF
  • THEM — THE
  • HER — HE

Our tool generates recommendations based on the most probable word for your specific sentence's context. Remember, you always have the final option to accept or reject a suggestion.