English can be SEW confusing. Because English borrows from so many other languages, the same sound can be made by different combinations of letters – hence lots of word confusion – and people using the wrong words especially in writing!
I lead a varied life – one day as an international communication coach helping top execs “choose the right words”….the next day helping my kids with home work.
In both cases I help people remember how to choose the right words by using the “known to remember the unknown.”
Take for example the sound-the-same words that are spelled differently – sow, sew and so. (Homophones – homo = the same)
Use what people know to help them remember related words they need to remember. It also helps if you an visualize the memory trigger – for example a CAR or an Envelope.
My teachers helped me remember a cAr is
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