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Using Words Correctly 1

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When you write, you need to make sure to use words correctly. Watch for these troublesome pairs:

  • accept, except: Accept is to receive or believe. Except means "not including" or "other than."

    Andrea would have accepted my friend request except that she didn't see it.

  • board, bored: Board refers to a flat piece of wood. Bored means feeling uninterested and weary.

    I was so bored I started at my screen like it was a blank board.

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