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For the purpose of illustrating to beginners the use of often-confused words, such as "its"/"it's", "less/fewer" and "I"/"me"/"myself", can someone please give examples of sentences which are grammatically correct but have different (preferably contradictory) meaning when each of the words in a set is substituted?

For instance, an amusing one is, "Grammar: The difference between knowing your s*** and knowing you're s***."

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closed as too broad by JSBձոգչ, choster, RegDwigнt Oct 16 '13 at 20:04

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Asking for examples belonging to a (possibly infinite) category is usually not a good fit for the Stack Exchange Q&A model. It is not possible to produce a definitive answer, and all answers are equally valid. Your question is well-phrased and well-defined, so I personally like it, but I suspect it might be better suited for English Language & Usage Chat. Maybe it could be made Community Wiki, but I have no idea what the officially policy there is. –  apsillers Oct 16 '13 at 19:49
I refer you to the preeminent internet authority on grammar: The Oatmeal. –  Patrick M Oct 16 '13 at 19:58
Might you find some suitable examples by browsing the English Language Learners site. –  TrevorD Oct 16 '13 at 20:06
It is actually not clear what you're asking at all. It's vs. its is not remotely in the same category as I vs myself, and neither has anything to do with less vs fewer, which are not "confusables" to begin with. In fact simply by mentioning less vs. fewer you suggest that you want to teach people a rule that plain does not exist. –  RegDwigнt Oct 16 '13 at 20:07
@RegDwigнt: Wow, I was unaware of the "less" vs "fewer" controversy; thanks for pointing it out. –  Gnubie Oct 18 '13 at 16:50

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