Learn about commonly confused words
Do you confuse affect or effect?
Or what about complimentary and complementary?
Buy now for just A$19.95
This online writing course, which is part of Working with Words, covers commonly confused words such as:
- effect and affect
- its and it’s
- deserts and desserts
- advice and advise
- principal and principle
- there, their and they’re
You’ll receive some useful memory jogs. For example, did you know that unwanted advice (spelt with a ‘c’) is a vice?
The course is accompanied by an e-book, Word Guide: Choosing the right words you can keep as a reference when you’ve finished the course.
This course takes 1–2 hours to complete and you have access for one year.
‘I’ve picked up some good memory prompts to remember some of the words which trip me up from time to time.’
‘Very informative and worth doing.’
This course is also available in US English. There are some word differences between Australian and US English. For example, Australian English treats practice as a noun and practise as a verb, and US English uses practice for both the noun and the verb.
If you buy this course and would prefer the US version, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Some commonly confused words
The online courses cover commonly confused words in more detail (e.g. parts of speech are identified) and the words are accompanied by quizzes.