GCSE English



Many words either sound the same when spoken (known as homophones), share similar spellings, or both. It is quite important that you get things right - the alternative is to lose marks.

Click on the list of words to find out the differences - and how to make sure you don't get it wrong:

Advice and advise
Affect and effect
Bought and brought
Complement and compliment
Discreet and discrete
Hear and here
Its and it's
Lead and led
Less and fewer
Licence and license
Loose and lose
  Plane and plain
Poor, pore and pour
Practice and practise
Principal and principle
Sort and sought
Stationary and stationery - new!
There, their and they're
Threw, through and thorough
To and too
Warn and Worn
Whose and who's
Your and you're

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