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- Kind of and sort of
Avoid these expressions in the sense of somewhat, rather or a little.
- Knew and new
Knew is the past tense of know while new means never used.
- Latter and later
Later means afterwards while latter means the last of two things mentioned.
- Lay and lie
Lay means to set or put down flat while lie means to rest or remain in a certain place.
- Lend, loan and borrow
Lend means to temporarily give something to someone, a loan means something borrowed while to borrow is to receive something from someone temporarily.
- Lessen and lesson
Lessen means to decrease or make less while a lesson is something you learn.
- Lightening and lightning
Lightening means to reduce the weight of while lightning refers to the electrical discharge in the sky.
- Loathe and loath
Loathe means to detest or dislike greatly while loath means reluctant unwilling.
- Loose and lose
Loose is not tight, lose is to misplace and not be able to find.
- Liable and libel
Liable means legally responsible for or subject to while libel means a slanderous statement that damages another person's reputation.
- Lead and led
Lead can mean guide, be in charge of or a type of metallic element while led is the past tense of lead.
- Latent and patent
Latent means present but not visible or active while patent means visible, active or obvious.
Pick a number and use the cognates in sentences.