Spelling and editing software can help us, but we still need our human brain to proofread, especially with spell-checkers. Our friends and relatives might find our errors amusing, but our colleagues probably won’t. Besides renal and rental, here are three more pairs of words easily confused but correctly spelled.
|an aisle is a passageway||an isle is an island, especially a small one|
|a desert is hot and dry||a dessert is usually sweet|
|something tortuous bends and twists and winds||something torturous hurts and might be illegal|
The above words are unlikely to feature in a spelling bee, but they could end up in your texts and emails. Be your own proofreading tool for spelling; if you’re unsure, take a moment to research a word. And use WordRake when you’re too tired or can’t see how to tighten what you’ve written.
About the Author
Caroline Engle is WordRake’s Marketing Communications Specialist. She convinced WordRake to hire her as an intern after placing in editing competitions and writing a novel in a month. When she isn’t editing or writing copy, coordinating conference logistics, or helping improve WordRake’s functionality, she’s reading, going on ten-mile walks, or looking up flight prices. Connect with her on LinkedIn here.