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Commonly Confused Words

Count On - Depend - Believe



Count, depend & believe are three words that are closely related in there meaning,and can be confusing.

Count on – is to be able to rely or depend on someone or something – to know something is always going to happen

  • I can always count on the dogs barking next door.
  • We can depend on the bus being late.
  • The girls can always depend on their parents to help.

Depend – to rely on/ help and/or support for someone or something – to trust someone or something

  • I depend on my parents for money.
  • We can not depend on the buses to come on time.
  • My sister knows she can always depend on me.

Believe – to know something is true without any proof or evidence that it is true – to feel something is true because your heart tells you so

  • My teacher doesn't believe me, when I told her that my dog ate my homework.
  • Do you believe in ghosts?
  • I do not believe the lies some people tell.

There are some cases where the words are interchangeable (it does not matter which word you choose, but there are case where it does matter which word you choose). It is important you know the meanings of the words, so you can choose the correct word.




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Advice & Advise

A Few & A Little

As & Because

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Accept & Except

Affect & Effect

Across & Along

Alike & Like

A Few - A Little - Few - Little

Alot & A lot

As & When

All & Very

All & Whole

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Aloud & Allowed

Always & All Ways

Above & Over

Am & PM

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Among & Between

Asure & Sure

Another - Other - The Other

Ate & Eight

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Afraid - Frighten - Scared

Alike & Similar

Because & So

Begin & Start

Berry & Bury

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Bear & Bare

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Borrow & Loan

Born & Burn

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Boring & Dull

Bring & Take

By & On

By & Through

Breeze & Wind

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Belive - Cord - Depend

Cry & Tear

Change & Charge

Cold & Freezing

Cook & Cooker

Close & Closed

Cheap & Inexpensive

Cord & Chord

Believe - Cord - Depend

Could & Should

Dairy & Diary

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Defriend & Unfriend

Despite & In sprite Of

Do & Make

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Discover & Figure Out

Dull & Boring

Ever & Forever

Elder & Older

Either & Neither

Especially & Specially

Everyday & Everyday

ESL & EFL

Figure Out & Discover

Fix & Healthy

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Figure & Figure Out

Fast Food & Junk Food

Floor & Ground

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Flower & Flour

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Following & Next & Preceding

For & To

Fun & Funny

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Grey & Gray

Go Through The Roof

Heat & Temperature

Have To & Must

Hot & Warm

Hole & Whole

Have & Has Chart

Heal & Heel

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Hear & Here

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Here & There

History & Story

Home & House

Hotel & Motel

Ill & Sick

Impress & Like

Injured & Wounded

Just Already Finish Still

Knew & New

Keep & Put

Latter & Later

Lose & Loose

Look & View

Mail & Male

Make & Do

Maybe - Perhaps - Probably

Morning & Mourning

Must Not & Do Not Have To

Borrow & Loan

By Now - Now - Now On

Over & Above

Out & Off

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Trouble & Problem

Maybe - Perhaps - Probably

Piece & Peace

Person & People

Pair & Pear

Possibly & Probably

Plane & Plain

Push & Pull

Put & Keep

Quit & Quiet

Quite & Quiet

Road & Street

Role & Roll

Resent & Recent

Really & Very

Speak & Talk

Say & Tell

Scared - Afraid - Frighten

See & Look & Watch

Should & Shall

Should & Could

Sick & Ill

Similar & Alike

So & Because

So & Too

Stationary & Stationery

Start & Begin

Story & History

Tear & Cry

Tall & Long

Too & Very

Tree & Three

Through & By

Though & Although

Through & Through Out

Then & Than

Trouble & Problem

That & Which

Toxic & Poison

There & Their

So & Too

To & For

Usual & Usually

Used To & Use To

Am Used To & Used To

View & Watch

Write & Right

Where & When & Why

Will & Would

Weather & Climate

Who & That & Whom & Whose

Your & You're

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