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More easy-to-muddle homonyms

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You may know the difference between the two, but have you ever used one of these homonyms in place of the other? It’s easy enough to mistakenly type one when you meant the other—and not even spellcheck is likely to catch it.

Be vigilant about picking the right version of these words:

Device vs. devise: The first is a noun meaning an object; the second is a verb meaning to invent.

Advice vs. advise: The first is a noun, and the second is a verb.

Accept vs. except: The first means to receive what is offered, while the second is a stand-in for “but” or “everything else but.”

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