Words Often Confused—P

Pairs/sets of words often confused, beginning with the letter P

paddle  —  pedal  —  peddle

painter  —  painter

palate  —  pallet  —  palette  —  (pellet)

palm  —  palm

parch  —  perch

pass  —  pass

passed  —  past

patient  —  patient

patrol  —  petrol

pay  —  wages  —  salary  —  remuneration

pea  —  pee

peace  —  piece  —  peas

penal   —  panel

personnel  —  personal

pheasant  —  peasant

physician  —  physicist

pizza  —  piazza

place  —  room

plant  —  plant  —  plant

plum  —  plumb

poach  —  pouch

polish  —  Polish

poll  —  pole

poor  —  poor

poplar  —  popular

poppet  —  puppet

pore  —  pour

possible  —  probable

post (1)  —  post (2)  —  post (3)

pound  —  pound

practice  —  practise

practice  —  habit  —  custom

pray  —  prey  —  pry

precede  —  proceed

precentor  —  presenter

precipitation  —  perspiration

prefect  —  perfect

preliterate  —  illiterate

presently  —  actually

prescribe  —  proscribe

president  —  precedent

presume  —  assume  —  resume

pretence  —  pretext  —  excuse

prevision  —  provision

principal  —  principle

prior  —  prior

privacy  —  primacy

prognosis  —  diagnosis

project  —  project

pronounce  —  pronunciation

proposition  —  preposition

propound  —  profound

prosecute  —  persecute

prospects  —  prospectus

prove  —  proof

psychic  — psycho

publicity  —  advertisement

public servant  —  civil servant

pulse  —  pulse

pupil  —  pupil

purse   —  purse

pursue  —  persuade

purview  —  preview

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