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Distinguish Between Similar Words with Different Meanings 5

In this worksheet students practise distinguishing between commonly-confused words.

'Distinguish Between Similar Words with Different Meanings 5' 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.



People often muddle up the words illicit and elicit because they are so similar, but the two words have different meanings. If something is illicit it is illegal or forbidden, but if you elicit information from somebody you are drawing the information out of them.


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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