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Alot or a lot?

A lot is always 2 words!

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Accept or except?

Accept: "to receive" "to believe"
Except: "other than"

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Adapt or adopt?

Adapt: "to adjust or change to fit"
Adopt: "to choose and treat as your own"

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Adverse or averse?

Adverse: "hostile, unfavorable, or harmful"
Averse: "to have a definite feeling of distaste"

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Advice or advise?

Advice: a noun! "Information or recommendation"
Advise: a verb! "To recommend"

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Affect or effect?

Affect: a verb! "To influence"
Effect: a verb. "To produce, accomplish, or complete"
a noun. "The result"

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Alright or all right?

All right is always 2 words!

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Allusion or illusion?

Allusion: indirect reference to something
Illusion: a false picture or idea

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Already or all ready?

Already: an adverb! "Before this time"
All ready: adjective! "Fully prepared"
* use all ready if you can substitute "ready" alone

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Altogether or all together?

Altogether: "entirely"
All together: "in a group" "all at once"

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Among or between?

Among: speaking of more than 2 persons
Between: 2 persons

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Amoral or immoral?

Amoral: neither moral/right or immoral/wrong
Immoral: wrong or in conflict with traditional values

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Amount or number?

Amount: bulk measurements
Number: count separate units...CAN BE COUNTED

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Annual, biannual, semiannual, biennial, or perennial?

Annual: 1 time each year
Biannual and Semiannual: 2 times each year
Biennial: event happens every 2 years
Perennial: event that is persistent or constant

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Anyway or anyways?

Never add an S to anyway!

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Ascent or assent?

Ascent: act or rising or climbing
Assent: to agree after consideration

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Bad or badly?

Bad: adjective!
Badly: adverb!

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Base or bass?

Base: foundation...fish
Bass: deep sound

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Beside or besides?

Beside: adverb! "Nearby...location"
Besides: preposition! "Other than or in addition to"

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Bring or take?

Bring: action is towards
Take: action is away

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Can or may?

Can: ability suggested
May: permission suggested

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Capital or Capitol?

Capital: noun. "City or money"
adjective. "Major/important"
Capitol: building

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Cereal or serial?

Cereal: grain
Serial: something in series

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Choral or coral?

Choral: choir
Coral: undersea deposit

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Climactic or climatic?

Climactic: climax
Climatic: weather

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Coarse or course?

Coarse: "rough"
Course: "path or direction taken" or "class/series of studies"

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Compare with or compare to?

Compare with: same
Compare to: different

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Complement or compliment?

Complement: completes or fulfills
Compliment: expression of admiration