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Commonly Confused Words

Count On - Depend - Believe

Count, depend & believe are three words that are closely related in there meaning,and can be confusing.

Count on – is to be able to rely or depend on someone or something; to know something is always going to happen

  • I can always count on the dogs barking next door.
  • We can depend on the bus being late.
  • The girls can always depend on their parents to help.

Depend – to rely on/ help and/or support for someone or something; to trust someone or something

  • I depend on my parents for money.
  • We can not depend on the buses to come on time.
  • My sister knows she can always depend on me.

Believe – to know something is true without any proof or evidence that it is true; to feel something is true because your heart tells you so

  • My teacher doesn't believe me, when I told her that my dog ate my homework.
  • Do you believe in ghosts?
  • I do not believe the lies some people tell.

There are some cases where the words are interchangeable (it does not matter which word you choose, but there are case where it does matter which word you choose). It is important you know the meanings of the words, so you can choose the correct word.

Collect & Gather

Cereal & Serial

Coach & Couch

Cake & Cupcake

Crack Up & Crack Down

Crack Up & Crack Down Quiz

Carry & Hold

Carry On & Carry Out

Compact & Small

Compact & Small Quiz

Center & Centre

Cry & Tear

Cry & Tear Quiz

Clothes & Cloth

Clothes & Cloth Quiz

Change & Charge

Change & Charge Quiz

Cold & Freezing

Cold & Freezing Quiz

Come Back & Go Back

Cook & Cooker

Cook & Cooker Quiz

Cell & Sell

Cell & Sell Quiz

Close & Closed

Cheap & Inexpensive

Cheap & Inexpensive Quiz

Cord & Chord

Cord & Chord Quiz

Believe - Count On - Depend

Can & May

Can & May Quiz

Can't & Must

Can't & Must Quiz

Could & Would

Could & Should

Discreet & Discrete

Dream vs Goal

Draw & Drawer

Draw & Drawer Quiz

Dive & Drive

Dive & Drive Quiz

Deer & Dear

Deer & Dear Quiz

Dairy & Diary

Dairy & Diary Quiz

Defriend & Unfriend

Despite & In sprite Of

Do & Make

Do & Make - Quiz

Discover & Figure Out

Dull & Boring

More Confusing Words

Confusing Words Staring With A

Confusing Words Staring With B

Confusing Words Staring With C - D

Confusing Words Staring With E - F - G

Confusing Words Staring With H - I

Confusing Words Staring With J - K - L - M - N - O

Confusing Words Staring With P - Q - R

Confusing Words Staring With S

Confusing Words Staring With T

Confusing Words Staring With U - V - W - X - Y - Z