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Would vs. will?

Use “will” to describe the future with a high degree of certainty and "would” to discuss past habits, hypotheticals, or imaginary situations.

Yea vs. yeah?

Yeah is the correct, informal spelling of “yes.” The word yea is an archaic way to express a verbal “yes” vote.

Wonder vs. wander?

To wander is to walk aimlessly or go astray. To wonder is to think or question.

Site vs. sight?

A sight is something viewed or worth seeing. A site is a physical location or website.

Roll call or role call?

“Role call” is a common misspelling of “roll call.” The phrase roll call references the act of reading a list of names aloud.

Laid out or Layed Out?

If something is “laid out,” it’s either arranged or sprawled out. “Layed out” is either a misspelling or a nonstandard variant of “laid out.”

Diploma vs. degree?

Secondary schools award diplomas. Colleges and universities award degrees.

Cheque vs. check?

The noun check/cheque references a written order to pay someone money from a bank. American English uses “check,” British English prefers “cheque.”

Prospective vs. perspective?

The noun prospective references the future. The noun and adjective perspective describes what’s expected or possible in the future.

Averse vs. adverse?

Use averse to describe a person’s feelings of distaste or dislike for something. Use adverse to express a condition, reaction, or situation that is harmful or unfavorable.

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Literally vs. figuratively?

Literally vs. figuratively?

Use literally to be literal. Use figuratively to mean “metaphorically” or “departing from the literal sense of a word.” What is the difference between literally and figuratively? The adverbs figuratively and literally are traditionally opposite