Appendix B: Word list

The following word list is provided as a handy reference to troublesome words. It follows the Canadian Oxford Dictionary except in references marked with an asterisk (*), which indicate exceptions to that authority.

a lot (not alot)
adviser
affect (verb: to have an effect on; noun: an emotion or mood)
behaviour
biannually
centre, centred
cheque
colour
co-operative education, co-op
curriculum (s), curricula (pl)
effect (noun: result; verb: bring about)
email
enrol (not enroll), enrolled, enrolling, enrolment
ensure (to be sure of, to make sure)
grade-point average (GPA)
home page
honour, honourable, but honorary
humour, but humorous
internet
its (possessive)
it’s (contraction of “it is”)
labour
lay off (verb), layoff (noun)
letter of permission
license (verb), licence (noun)
litre (abbreviation: L, for singular and plural, no period)
*Métis
online
per cent
practise (verb), practice (noun)
record of degree program (RDP)
resumé
Ring Road (not the ring road)
stationary (adjective), stationery (noun
theatre
vice-chancellor
vice-president
web (but World Wide Web)
web page
web server
website
well-being
work term, work term placement
worldwide (but World Wide Web)