Many words in the English language are easily confused because they look and sound alike but in fact mean different things.
The words prescribe and proscribe are often muddled up, but in fact they mean two very different things. A doctor may prescribe a particular medicine to a patient, but if something is proscribed it means that it is forbidden.
In this worksheet you can practise distinguishing between words that many people, even adults, often find confusing. You may find a dictionary helpful.