Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Website demystifies confusing words

The Confusing Words website clarifies the differences between sets of two or more frequently confused words. Visit it when you're confused about which word to use.

According to the website, some classic pairs of misunderstood or misused words include:
  • Affect vs. effect
  • Capitol vs. capital
  •  Affluent vs. effluent -- I'll bet there aren't any financial advisors who make this mistake!
  • Atheist vs. agnostic
I read about this in Daphne Gray-Grant's Power Writing e-newsletter.

Susan B. Weiner, CFA
Investment Writing
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