Grammar in EAP

Correct word or form of word

Correct word

In English many words are similar and easily confused. For example, summary & summery, cereal & serial, write & right. Make sure you have the correct word.

Here are some examples of words often confused in academic English - they are called homophones:

accept - except

principal - principle

seem - seam

right - write

affect - effect

hole - whole

formerly - formally

board - bored

compliment - complement

new - knew

disgust - discussed

genes - jeans

role - roll

whether - weather

weak - week

stationery - stationary

course - coarse


Exercise: Homophones

Or try this exercise: Correct Word