My cumulative list of “words commonly confused” continues with 10 that begin with the letter S. The confusion relates to spelling or meaning.
Both words function as nouns and verbs.
As a noun, sight is a thing seen.
Example: The Pont du Garde is an astounding sight.
As a verb, sight means “catch sight of something or to take aim.”
Example: The lookout sighted land at dawn.
Example: The surveyor sighted the compass.
Site is from Latin situs: place, position. The principal meaning for Internet users is probably “a Web address.”
Example: Daily Writing Tips is one of my favorite sites.
The context in which site is frequently confused with sight regards physical location.
Examples of correct usage:
Stationary is an adjective meaning fixed or unmoving.
Example: All of his traffic violations involved stationary vehicles.
Stationery is a noun meaning writing and office materials, especially writing paper and envelopes.