Confusing Pairs

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Confusing PairsAccept (verb)
It is difficult to accept their findings
Except (prep)
The report is finished except for the conclusion

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Confusing PairsCompliment (noun/verb)
Her colleagues complimented her on her presentation
Complements
His latest book complements his previous research on African politics

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Confusing PairsEconomic (adj)
Inflation was one economic result of the war
Economical (adj)
Sharing a car to go to work was an economical move

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Confusing Pairsits (pronoun)
The car's advanced design was its most distinct feature
it's (pronoun + verb)
It's widely agreed that carbon emissions are rising

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Confusing PairsLose (verb)
No general ever plans to lose a battle
Loose (adj)
He stressed the loose connection between religion and psychology

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Confused PairsPrincipal (adj/noun)
Zurich is the principal city of Switzerland
Principle (noun)
All economists recognise the principle of supply and demand

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Confused PairsRise (verb - past tense rose)
The population of Sydney rose by 35 per cent in the century
Raise (verb - past tense raised)
The university raised its fees by 10 per cent last year
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