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Conscience and Conscious

Commonly Confused Words

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Conscience and Conscious

The noun conscience means "the sense of what is right and wrong."

The adjective conscious means "being aware" or "deliberate."
 

Examples:

  • Huck's conscience made him feel guilty for helping Jim.

  • Alfonso made a conscious effort to act according to his father's wishes.
 

Practice:

(a) No pillow is as soft as a clear _____.

(b) I am always _____ of my faults.

 

Answers to Practice Exercises

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