Tagged: Common Errors

English is a Crazy Language

Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. Quicksand can work slowly Boxing rings are square A guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig. Why is it that writers write but fingers don’t fing,...


Fun and Confusion with Homophones

No wonder English is so difficult to learn. The bandage was wound around the wound. The farm was used to produce produce. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse. We must polish the Polish furniture....


It's and Its Practice Worksheet

It’s is a contraction of the words it is. If you prefer not to write it is, you would write it’s. Its is the possessive form of it. Normally one uses an apostrophe when showing possession. The rule for pronouns,...


Further vs Farther Practice Exercise

Farther refers to distance Further refers anything else other than distance and the continuation of something. It usually means in addition to or moreover Sometimes, however, the words are interchangeable, for example, when the idea of distance is unclear as...


Accept Except Worksheet

Accept – to take or receive; to agree or consent to; to regard as true; to believe Except – excluding; not including; with the exclusion of Come over anytime __________ during dinner. Everything was stolen __________ my teddy bear. He...



Your You're Worksheet

Your indicates possession. Is this your pencil? You’re is the contraction of you are. You’re writing with a pencil. Which one is ________ brother? ________ the funniest person I’ve ever met! I got home late last night and the first...


lie lay worksheet

Lie Lay Practice Worksheet

Lie/ Lay/ Lain – to recline or to rest Lay/ Laid/ Laid – to put something down First decide if the sentence is describing someone reclining or putting something down. Then determine in what tense the sentence is written. You...