Helpful Information

Below, you will find some commonly misspelled words, as well as words that are often used incorrectly within a sentence, as they have different meanings. The next time you are writing something, be sure and check your spelling and usage against this list!

It’s and Its:

It’s is the same as ‘it is’. Example: “It’s snowing outside”.

Its is possessive. Example: “Its tail was six inches long”.

Except and Accept

Their, They’re and There

Too, To, Two

Lose and Loose

Weird

You’re and Your

You’re is the same as ‘you are’. Example: “You’re so nice!”

Your means belonging to someone. Example: “That is your car?”

Definitely

Effect and Affect

Effect refers to the results of something happening. Example: “The sound effects were incredible!”

Affect refers to the influence of one thing upon another. Example: “The accident affected my judgment”.

Sometimes, ‘effect’ and ‘affect’ have other meanings. The examples and meanings I’ve provided are the most commonly used.

A lot

Already

There are many more than these examples. If you cross paths with spelling or grammatical errors that make you chuckle, feel free to send them to me! wordtothewiseservices@gmail.com.