I’m writing an article about Watch Or See: Mistakes and Confusing Words in English. I think that it is a very particular topic which is something that we all are familiar with: words. We see a lot of words like these every day whether it is in a book at home or something we learn in preschool/k-5 (kindergarten) when we start reading. Not only that we learn words in preschool but we learn them in elementary school, high school, and college which prepare us for the real world. Words are around us wherever we go. We are still learning words today as we excel in our current job and/or career. We even use words to write articles for newspapers and magazines as well as authors when they writes books. Before the Internet, we had to learn words with flash cards and picture books. The kids of today uses computer programs to learn how to read instead of Hooked On Phonics like some of us used in the past. I was one of those kids that struggled with reading as a kid, which cause me to be held back in the third grade a second time. I got a chance to check out the website, watchessit.com and realize that it’s just the website, WordPress. The only difference about these websites are that you have to do is to watch out for the privacy and security of your content after signing up for it. WordPress always charges us for making a website. The watchessit.com website has a very interesting logo of two hands and an eye with an orange circle in the background. Most people have a hard time keeping up with the words there, their, and they’re (conjunction of they are). Some of them would even get the words hear and here mixed up. There are also the words your and you’re (conjunction of you are) which are sometimes confusing because we don’t know which one is being used at that point as well as the words which and witch. Some of these words are hard to figure out and when it could be used. We have to be careful with the spelling of these words because it wouldn’t be perfect English even for people who doesn’t speak English at all. Being a spelling whiz myself doesn’t mean I wouldn’t make a mistake although it’s a part of life. We are not perfect when it comes to words. It is a part of learning what we can use in life and in the workforce.
There are so many words in the world today that we can’t remember them all, which is why we have dictionaries and thesaurus. The words that we use today are learned in English classes. As babies, we had to learn how to conjugate letters in order to form our words. A baby’s first word is usually Mama or Dada. As children, we learn the alphabets in order to understand our words as well as writing them on a piece of paper. As we get older, our vocabulary gets bigger. We see words on our spelling test and essays, which we study for in order to pass our classes. For some of us, words are part of our entry exams like the SATs and the ACTs. Most kids with high IQs learn more words than others. Some kids in spelling bee studies hard to learn words that they need to know. Without words, we wouldn’t be able to communicate or better yet, say what was on our minds. It is so much easier to know certain words because they have different meanings. You can find words everywhere from billboards on the highway to the street signs and federal buildings. We even continue to learn words in our golden years. There’s never a second when I want to learn new words. It is in our school textbooks, encyclopedias, and the world atlas. Even though some words may sound the same, learning about them is still a little confusing for some. Everyone else finds words easier to understand including learning the origin of them and where they came from. When we learn words, it enriches our minds. If we didn’t know the meaning of the word, we look them up in a dictionary. It’s easier to learn so much words because it helps us know how to do things like putting an object together (a bicycle, sink, etc.), reading a pill bottle, and filling out a job application. What is a world without words?