Why not avoid the embarrassment? Check out this slideshow of 25 words which are misused by many English speakers. A little concentration on the definition and usage of each word could save you from misspeaking and putting yourself in an unfortunate situation.
Example: It is their car.
There - a place (adverb)
Example: They parked the car over there.
They’re - a combination of "they" and "are" (contraction)
Example: They're walking to the car.
Have more questions about using these three words? Check out the Rules for There and Their here on YourDictionary.
Example: Water will affect the growth of the plant.
Effect - result (noun)
Example: The effect of water was growth of the plant.
Have more questions about using these two words? Check out the slideshow Affect vs. Effect: What's the Difference? here on YourDictionary.
Example: The sentence started with a capital letter.
Capital - wealth used to create more wealth (noun)
Example: The woman had $10,000 in capital to invest.
Capital - the seat of government (noun)
Example: The capital of Colorado is Denver.
Capitol - a building where a legislative body meets (noun)
Example: The United States Congress meets in the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
Create and save customized word lists. Sign up today and start improving your vocabulary!