Quick Start Guide: Word Pairs


Welcome to the Learning Commons Quick Start Guide to tricky word pairs!

Here, you will find a few examples of word pairs that either sound exactly the same or are similar. It is key to know the difference between these so your writing can be exceptional without confusing similar words! This Guide will explain:

  • the differences between some words that have a similar meaning but sound different
  • the differences between some words that have different meanings but sound similar
  • how to use each properly
Course Information

Course Level: Beginner

Time to Complete: 15 mins

Perfect for: Students in WRTG100/101, ENGL103, or anyone who needs a refresher.

Guide Creator: Chloe Heuchert

Word Pairs 101

In this mini-course, we explore this in more detail:

  1. Grammatically Conflicting Pairs
  2. Common Homophones
  3. Pronoun Homophones
  4. Wrap-Up