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Tip 6: Commonly Misused Words – Part One

All ready or already?
‘All ready’ means all are ready.
‘Already’ refers to time.

A lot, allot, or alot?
A lot’ means much.
‘Allot’ means to allocate, assign, or ration.
‘Alot’ is not a standard word: don’t use it!

Arc, or ark?
‘Arc’ means arch, crescent, half moon.
‘Ark’ means a vessel or a refuge.

Ascent or assent?
‘Ascent’ is a noun that means upward movement.
‘Assent’ can be a noun or a verb and means enthusiastic agreement or to agree.

All right or alright?
‘All right’ means that collectively, everything is okay or in good condition.
‘Alright’ is not a standard word: don’t use it!