COMMONLY MISUSED WORDS

Some may be dialectal differences, but misused nevertheless.

1.) Compliment/Complement

Compliment = an admiring remark.
Complement = goes well together.

2.) Accept/Except

Accept = to receive.
Except = not including.

3.) Emigrate/Immigrate

Emigrate = leaving.
Immigrate = coming.

4.) Flare/Flair

Flare = a sudden blaze.
Flair = a skill, talent or style.

5.) Fewer/Less

Fewer = nouns that can be counted.
Less = nouns that cannot.

6.) It’s/Its

It’s = contraction of “it is”.
Its = possessive pronoun or adjective.

7.) Flammable/Inflammable

Flammable =
Inflammable =

8.) Lie/Lay

Lie = intransitive verb (it has no object)
Lay = transitive verb (it has object), and past tense of lie.

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