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Today you’ll learn some common English words that are often misused because they are so similar. The only difference between them is a space, or one letter. The context of the sentences will help you understand how to know which one to use.

1. Already vs. All ready

Already = something that has happened previously

All ready = everyone or everything is ready

The clothes are clean – I’ve already washed them.

Hey guys – are you all ready for the road trip?

2. Sometime vs. Some time

Sometime = an unspecified point in time

Some time = an unspecified amount of time

Let’s go out to eat sometime next week.

I met her some time ago and we have remained good friends.

3. Anyway vs. Any way

Anyway = in any case

Any way = any manner; by any means

I don’t mind coming to work early. I’m a morning person, anyway.

If there’s any way you can help us, we’d appreciate it.

4. Everyday vs. Every day

Everyday = an adjective meaning ordinary or casual

Every day = describes how frequently you do something

You like this dress? It’s just my everyday dress that I wear around the house.

I make sure to drink five glasses of water every day.

5. Everyone vs. Every one

Everyone = refers to all people (same as “everybody”)

Every one = refers to individual objects. We often say “every single one” to emphasize it.

Everyone has a special skill that makes him or her unique.

He was totally unprepared for the test; he got every single one of the answers wrong.

6.  Apart vs. A part

Apart = physically separated

A part = one part of something

The pillars are about five feet apart from each other.

I gave her a part of my sandwich.

Note: We often use simply “part” rather than “a part,” so we could also say “I gave her part of my sandwich.”

7. Altogether vs. All together

Altogether = completely. It can also be used to show that an amount is a total.

All together = in a group

The traffic was very slow, and then it stopped altogether. (= completely)

We sold our CD collection for about $500 altogether. (= a total)

I love it when my family is all together at Christmas.

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600+ Confusing English Words Explained

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