As you all know the spelling is a tricky matter in English. Also happens that some words are very similar in spelling and meaning but not exactly the same.
Here it´s a list of some of those words, so next time you bump into them, you don´t get in trouble!
Have a good day!
Beside (preposition): next to, at the side of.
i.e: Can you hand me that book? It´s beside the lamp.
Besides (adverb) also, as well.
(preposition) 'in addition to',
(adverb) He's responsible for sales, and a lot more besides.
(preposition) Besides tennis, I play soccer and basketball.
Clothes: something you wear (ropa)
i.e:Just a moment! Let me change my clothes.
Cloths: pieces of material used for cleaning or other purposes (trapo)
i.e: There are some cloths in the closet. Use those to clean the kitchen.
Last: (adjective) final, there is no more after this (último).
i.e: I took the last train home.
Latest: (adjective) most recent, new.
i.e: His latest book is excellent.
Have you seen his latest painting?
LAY / LIE.
Lay/laid/laid: (verb) to put down flat something (tumbar algo).
i.e: He laid his pencil down and listened to the teacher.
Lie/lay/lain: (verb) to be lie down, in a lying position (tumbarse uno mismo, tenderse, acostarse).
i.e: The girl lay on the bed asleep.
At the moment, he's lying on the bed.
LOSE / LOOSE.
Lose (verb) to misplace, not win. (perder algo).
i.e: I lost my watch!
Loose (adjective) not tight (suelto, desatado, holgado).
(verb) to release (soltar, desatar).
i.e: Your trousers are very loose!
If I lose any more weight, my clothes will be too loose.
Price (noun) what you pay for something (precio).
i.e: What's the price of this book?
Prize (noun) award (premio).
i.e: Tom hooper won the Academy prize as best director this year.
Award: (noun) premio.
i.e: He´s just received another award for his work.
Reward: (noun) compensación, recompensa.
i.e: A reward has been offered for anyone that can provide authorities with information about the suspect.
Quite (adverb): bastante.
i.e: This test is quite difficult.
Quiet: (adjective) the opposite of loud or noisy (tranquilo, silencioso)
i.e: Could you please be quiet?!
SOME TIME/ SOMETIMES.
Some time: refers to an indefinite time in the future.
i.e: We should definetly meet for coffee some time.
Sometimes: (adverb) oCCasionally.
i.e: He sometimes works late.