I just updated the Grammar and Word Usage Round-Up post over on the writing related tab.
Newest additions:– affect vs. effect – losses vs. loses vs. looses – retch vs. wretch – horse vs. hoarse – breath vs. breathe vs. breadth – coarse vs. course – cord vs. chord – tick vs. tic – eke vs. eek
Funny story? I literally (and I do mean literally) woke up the other night worried that I had misused coarse for course in a post last week. It’s kind of sad, to be honest. But true. (I was not, however, so concerned by it that I checked the post the next morning. So, it’s quite possible that a post from last week uses coarse for course. Sorry ’bout that.)
Also, I constantly second guess myself on my uses of breath and breathe. I do not know why I have such an issue with that one. Same with desert vs. dessert. I always have to think about those ones.