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Similar & Alike - Confusing Words



Similar – means that two or more things or people are not identical (exactly the same), but are almost the same

  • My sister & I look similar, but she is taller than me.
  • Our cars are very similar, but they are not the same model and year.
  • I live in a house that is similar to my brothers house.
  • All the houses on the block look similar.

Alike – means that two or more things are identical or almost identical (exactly the same)

  • Our cars are exactly alike, we bought the same model.
  • My brothers dress alike.
  • The girls bought two phones that look alike.
  • All the houses on the block look alike.


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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