Grammar Tips: 12 Confusing Word Pairs

Sorry, Lorraine, you have to actually READ the dictionary.   The Oxford English Dictionary contains full entries for over 250,000 words. Is it any wonder that we get confused by a few of them? Here are twelve tricky word pairs that even a Rhodes Scholar could get wrong.   1. assent vs. ascent Assent means agreement or approval. Ascent means a climbing or rising. There was