Writing

How to Avoid Word Choice Errors: 16 Commonly Confused Words

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Aug 2, 2021 • 4 min read

With over 170,000 words in current use in the English language, there’s a high probability that a writer will make some mistakes when choosing their words. Whether you’re an experienced writer or trying your hand at creative writing for the first time since high school, review these commonly confused words to ensure you’re using them correctly in your work.