Darn Homophones

As a former English teacher and writing/grammar tutor, I consider my grasp of grammar fairly good.  Probably even a little above average (at least better than most of my former students when I got them).

Still, I have always struggled with homophones.  It’s not that I don’t know the difference between their/there/and they’re, because I do.  Just as I know the difference between affect/effect and all of those others.

Usually I catch these mistakes in editing, but it is a consistent problem that I have.  I’m not sure where the disconnect lies since I know the difference.  Still, it’s very frustrating to make the same mistakes even though you know how to fix them.

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