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W o r d s o f t e n C o n f u s e d. Part 2: It’s Personal. Words often Confused #1-2: A lot vs. Allot. A lot-(adverb): very many, a large number Romeo whines a lot when we first meet him. Allot-(verb): to divide or distribute something; to assign.
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WordsoftenConfused • Part 2: It’s Personal
Words often Confused #1-2: A lot vs. Allot • A lot-(adverb): very many, a large number • Romeo whines a lot when we first meet him. • Allot-(verb): to divide or distribute something; to assign. • I think I will allot you all two bonus questions on the next Words Often Confused test! Sound good?
Words often Confused #3-4: Its vs. It’s • Its-(pronoun): the possessive form of it. • The zombie lost its head when Darcy swung her sword in its direction. • It’s - contraction form of it is or it has. • It’s never a good idea to insult Wolverine!
Words often Confused #5-6: Personal vs. Personnel • Personal-(adjective): pertaining to a particular person; individual; private • Personally, I think snakes are demons. However, that’s just my personal opinion. • Personnel-(noun): a body of persons employed in an organization or place of work • The personnel at Sheetz has always been very friendly to me.
Words often Confused #7-8: Set vs. Sit • Set-(verb): to put something/someone in a particular place. • Mindy, set the book on the desk over there, please. • Sit-(adjective): to be seated; to be located or situated. • “Romeo,” Juliet said. “Please, sit down beside me!”
Words often Confused #9-10:Threw vs. Through • Threw-(verb): past tense of throw • Lanata threw the pencil across the classroom where it bounced off of Mr. Horton’s face. • Through-(preposition): in at one end and out the other; past or beyond something. • Alexis used her new superpower to walk through the wall.