Most commonly confused words....
A is used before a word beginning with a consonant or consonant sound.
I would love a new car.
An is used before a word beginning with a vowel or vowel sound.
I took an apple for a snack.
And joins words or clauses.
I love apples and bananas.
Accept means to receive.
I accept your gift.
Except means to exclude.
I'll give you all my baseball cards except for the Micky Mantle.
An addition is something that is added.
We built an addition onto the house.
An edition is one in a series of printed material.
Did you see the latest edition of the paper?
Advice is an opinion offered as a guide.
My advice is to study before tests.
Advise is the action of offering an opinion as a guide.
I advise you to study before tests.
Affect means to influence something.
He affects me strangely whenever he winks at me.
Effect means a result or to cause something to happen.
Your wink has the strangest effect on me.
Allowed means permitted to happen.
The child is allowed to stay up late on weekends.
Aloud means out loud.
Read your papers aloud to hear your mistakes.
all ready/already -
All ready means everyone is ready.
We're all ready for summer vacation.
Already means before.
David had already complete that class.
Are is a verb, the plural of is.
We are going to the store.
Our is a possessive pronoun, meaning belongs to us.
That is our house.