Words Often Confused—H

Pairs/sets of words often confused beginning with the letter H.

hale  —  hail

hall  —  haul

hallow  —  hollow  —  halo

handicap  —  handicraft

hang – hung     —-     hang – hanged

hangar  —  hanger

hard  —  hardly

hare  —  hair

hear  —  here

hear  —  listen (to)

heard  —  herd

heart  —  hart

heartily  —  hearty

heel  —  heal

heroine  —  heroin  —  heron

hew  —  hue

hey  —  hay

high  —  highly

high  —  tall  —  long

hire  —  rent  —  let

historic  —  historical

holiday  —  holy  day

holy  —  holly  —  wholly

home  —  house

honorary  —  honourable

horde  —  hoard

horse  —  hoarse

human  —  humane

humility  —  humidity

hurry  —  hurrah (also hurray & hooray)

hypercritical —  hypocritical

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