Create Clean Content With These Rules for Commonly Confused Words [Infographic]

Have a hard time remembering if it’s affect or effect? Farther or further? Fewer or less? We get it. That’s why we came up with this handy cheat sheet of commonly misused words.

Confession time: I have a hard time keeping the rules of “lie vs. lay” straight.

It’s true. This used to be a source of shame — what sort of respectable self-proclaimed grammarian doesn’t know if she had laid or lain down to take a nap? But then I learned that Jack Kerouac never learned how to drive (the irony, right!?), and I felt somewhat vindicated.

It happens to the best of us. For you content creators out there with dirty little grammar secrets of your own, here’s a handy cheat sheet of some of the most commonly confused words.

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Megan Krause

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Megan Krause is the managing editor at ClearVoice, where she helps brands create great content and manage the content creation process. She also writes a regular writing and grammar column titled Dear Megan – ask her your burning questions @ClearVoice using #DearMegan, and follow her on Twitter.
  • Patrick P-Bone Roland

    Also important are words like toward and afterward, which do not have an s at the end of them; or more than instead of over.

    Great info graphic and thoughts as usual Ms. Krause!

    • Megan Krause

      Thank you, Patrick!