Which is correct? Backyard, back yard, or back-yard?
It’s been a while since I last mentioned the spelling problem posed by homophones, but I didn’t forget about it. I’m working my way through the alphabet, clarifying the distinctions between words that sound identical, but are spelled differently. These words will not be caught by spellcheckers; you just have to learn them.
This is the third post about troublesome homophones. These are words that writers young and old regularly confuse because they sound the same, but are spelled differently. There are lots of them, which is why I’m going one letter at a time!
C is for Confusion…