Usage Dictionary – Commonly Confused English Words

This usage section accompanies our copy-editing section where we discuss the differences between commonly confused words in English.

When you’re going through your book or manuscript, be sure to check back here to make sure you are using the right word in your sentence.

Aid and Aide

Bear With Me and Bare With Me

Capital and Capitol

Checkout and Check out

Course and Coarse

Dual and Duel

Foreword and Forward

Former and Latter

Imply and Infer

Lead and Led

Loss and Lost

Principle and Principal

Your and You’re