English The Easy Way



Discover & Figure Out - Commonly Confused English Words



Figure Out – means to work out a problem

  • I want to figure out this math problem.
  • Did you figure out how to solve the problem with Tim.
  • My sister is going to figure out how to fix the car.
  • We figured out how to use the new oven.
  • The doctor figured out why I am not feeling well.

Discover – find out something new; to learn about something or someone that you did not know before

  • I like to discover new things.
  • My sister & I discovered part of our family history.
  • We love to watch science programs on television, because we are always discovering new things.
  • My dog was happy to discover his new bone.
  • Our teacher was happy to discover how much we love her.


As & Because

As & When

Aloud & Allowed

All & Very

Above & Over

Ever & Forever

Across & Along

Advice & Advise

Afraid - Frighten - Scared

Affect & Effect

A Few & A Little

Alike & Similar

Alot & A lot

Already Finish Just Still

Although & Though

All & Whole

Always & All Ways

AM & PM

Another - Other - The Other

Ate & Eight

Ill & Sick

Few & Little

Back up & Backup

Because & So

Begin & Start

Believe - Count On - Depend &

Berry & Bury

Bring & Take

By & On

By & Through

Change & Charge

Cook & Cooker

Close & Closed

Cord & Chord

Despite & In sprite Of

Do & Make

Do & Make Quiz

Ever & Forever

Elder & Older

Discover& Figure Out

Fast Food & Junk Food

Flower & Flour

Following & Next & Preceding

For & To

Fun & Funny

Figure & Figure Out

Grey & Gray

Have To & Must - Confusing Words

Have & Has Chart

Heal & Heel

Hear & Here

Here & There

History & Story

Home & House

Hotel & Motel

Just Already Finish Still

Knew & New

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