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    grab, crap, crab

    I get confused with b's and c's, because those are rare letters in Finnish language.
    An example: I was writing a letter, and I ended up checking these three words in my dictionary, because I wrote:
    "No more crab about this..."
    " I crabbed my pen..."
    This is not the only one I must check often.
    Other letters, that confuse me a lot, are q and g - q is not used in Finnish at all... quiet, guiet, quite, guide...
    Do I have to write them all down on a piece of paper or how on earth I start to remember these difficult, same-looking words!
    Marjut

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    Re: grab, crap, crab

    I don't think there's a simple answer to this; I see advanced Japanese students confusing l & r in writing. However, having identified the problem, I think that building up and keeping a list of words would be a good idea.

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