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Distinguish Between the Spelling of Similar Sounding Words

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

'Distinguish Between the Spelling of Similar Sounding Words' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Year:  Year 9 English worksheets

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 activity, we will practise distinguishing between words that many people, even adults, often find confusing. You may find a dictionary helpful.

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