There are some words that are similar in sound or in meaning that people have a tendency to mix up (famous writers and myself included!) So, I thought I would make a short post of a few pairs of words I often catch myself confusing, so that others can begin to notice if they are making the same mistakes.
ex. "Even though I didn't want her advice, my mother kept giving it."
ex. "I wanted to advise her, but I didn't feel it was appropriate given our previous encounter."
ex. "My conscience tells me that I shouldn't lie."
ex. "Her family was overjoyed to see her conscious after being in a coma for over three days."
ex. "He complimented my outfit."
ex. "Roast beef is a perfect complement to the rest of the meal."
ex. As a disinterested party, she didn't bother to share her opinion.
ex. "Jerry was uninterested in taking Pete's offer."
ex. "Please be discreet; we don't want her to find out about the surprise party!"
ex. "When running a business, it is necessary to keep discrete accounts for both personal and business matters."