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Commonly Confused Words

Very Much vs Too MuchVery much used for adding more emphasis; while too much means ‘to a much higher extent’ particularly for someone/something.
Very vs TooVery emphasizes the degree of adjectives and adverbs. Too defined as ‘to a high degree or extent’ particularly for someone or something.
Very vs MuchVery is preceded by Adjective’s positive degree. Much is preceded by comparative degree and past participle.
So vs VerySo means ‘to a great extent or degree.’ Very emphasizes the degree of something that belongs to or is part of a particular person or thing.
Scarcely vs RarelyScarcely means ‘almost nothing’ or ‘almost not’. Rarely means ‘almost never’.
Recently vs ShortlyRecently refers to the time which has just passed. On the other hand, Shortly means within ‘a short amount of time’.
Late vs LatelyLate refers to coming or remaining after the due, usual, or proper time. Lately means the recent period of time. It usually takes a Present Perfect Tense.
Just Now vs Right Now vs Presently:Just now, right now and presently are often confusedly replaced with each other, while they don't mean exactly the same, though they have similar connotations.
Hard vs HardlyHard and hardly are often confusedly used as similar words. However, they do differ. While hard has a positive connotation, hardly has a very negative impact in a sentence.
First vs FastFirst refers to someone or something or someone’s actions which happen before everything else. Fast can both be an adjective and adverb which means quick or quickly.