Homophones and Problem Words

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  1. accept
    receive willingly something given or offered
  2. except
    prevent from being included or considered or accepted
  3. affect
    have an influence upon
  4. effect
    a phenomenon that is caused by some previous phenomenon
  5. allusion
    passing reference or indirect mention
  6. illusion
    an erroneous mental representation
  7. capital
    a large alphabetic character used in writing or printing
  8. capitol
    a building occupied by a state legislature
  9. climactic
    consisting of or causing a decisive moment
  10. climatic
    of or relating to weather in some location over time
  11. elicit
    call forth, as an emotion, feeling, or response
  12. illicit
    contrary to accepted morality or convention
  13. emigrate
    leave one's country of residence for a new one
  14. immigrate
    come into a new country and change residency
  15. principle
    a basic generalization that is accepted as true
  16. principal
    main or most important
  17. then
    at that time
    Than is a conjunction used in a comparison.
    Then tells when.
  18. there
    in or at that place
    There denotes a place.
    Their is a third-person possessive pronoun.
    They're is a contraction of they are.
  19. too
    to a degree exceeding normal or proper limits
    To is a preposition; too is an adverb; two is a number. Too many of your shots slice to the left, but the last two were right on the mark.

    Hints:

    If you are trying to spell out the number, it is always t-w-o. Two has a w which is the first letter in word. The opposite of word is number.

    Too is usually used as also when adding or including some additional information. Whenever you want to include something else, think of it as adding; therefore you
    also need to add an extra o.
  20. two
    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one
    To is a preposition; too is an adverb; two is a number. Too many of your shots slice to the left, but the last two were right on the mark.

    Hints:

    If you are trying to spell out the number, it is always t-w-o. Two has a w which is the first letter in word. The opposite of word is number.

    Too is usually used as also when adding or including some additional information. Whenever you want to include something else, think of it as adding; therefore you
    also need to add an extra o.
  21. lie
    be prostrate; be in a horizontal position
    Lie is an intransitive verb meaning to recline or rest on a surface. Its principal parts are lie, lay, lain. Lay is a transitive verb meaning to put or place. Its principal parts are lay, laid.

    Hint: Chickens lay eggs. I lie down when I am tired.
  22. lay
    put into a certain place or abstract location
    Lie is an intransitive verb meaning to recline or rest on a surface. Its principal parts are lie, lay, lain. Lay is a transitive verb meaning to put or place. Its principal parts are lay, laid.

    Hint: Chickens lay eggs. I lie down when I am tired.
  23. set
    put into a certain place or abstract location
    Set is a transitive verb meaning to put or to place. Its principal parts are set, set, set. Sit is an intransitive verb meaning to be seated. Its principal parts are sit, sat, sat. She set the dough in a warm corner of the kitchen. The cat sat in the warmest part of the room.
  24. sit
    take a seat
    Set is a transitive verb meaning to put or to place. Its principal parts are set, set, set. Sit is an intransitive verb meaning to be seated. Its principal parts are sit, sat, sat. She set the dough in a warm corner of the kitchen. The cat sat in the warmest part of the room.

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