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affect – verb “to influence”
Caffeine can affect your mood and your voice.
effect – noun “a result”
The effects of some herbal medications are still unknown.
assure – verb “to guarantee”
The doctor assured George that his condition wasn’t serious.
ensure – verb “to make certain”
Please ensure that Julie is picked up at the airport on time.
insure – verb “to protect in a legal or financial sense”
Please insure your car against accidents before you drive it.
its – possessive
The dog likes to chase its tail.
it’s – contraction “it is”
It’s a very moving piece of music.
than – comparison
My roommate is more of a night owl than I am.
then – time
I cannot meet you then. Can
we meet now instead?
Cass and John like their new apartment.
there – place
I parked my car somewhere over there.
your – possessive
Where is your passport?
you’re – contraction “you are”
You’re not welcome until you bring everyone cookies.