|PEARSON ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
Confusing Words: Paragraph Assignment
March 4, 1999
Some words are easy to confuse. In this exercise, we will practice using
the words correctly.
|Bad/Badly. Bad is an adjective that describes the subject; badly is an
|I feel bad about missing the class. Tom was badly injured in the accident.|
|Between/Among. Between is used with two people or items. Among is used
when there are more than two.
|There is not much difference between a Toyota and a Mazda. Among all the
cars I looked at, the Toyota seemed the best.|
|Good/Well. Good is an adjective; well is an adverb.
|The pie looks good. The oven you cooked it in works well.|
Use all six of the confusing words (bad, badly, between, among, good, and well) in your
paragraph. In this paragraph, tell about a time when you had to make a choice about
something (something to buy, for example). Write a topic sentence, indent five spaces, and
please double space your writing.