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Distinguish Between Similar Words with Different Meanings 2

In this worksheet, students gain practice in distinguishing between easily confused words so that they can improve their own writing.

'Distinguish Between Similar Words with Different Meanings 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:   Writing

Curriculum subtopic:   Use Accurate Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

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Worksheet Overview

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.

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