English is a confusing language. There are too many similar words that mean totally different things.
Like there, their and they’re. Or desert and dessert.
It’s a tangled mess, developed organically over hundreds of years. Those of us who learned it from birth are used to it, but I pity anyone who learns it in adulthood.
“Hunted” and “Haunted” is another example. On the page they look basically the same, but there’s a world of difference, as you’ve been learning for the past six months.
I was hunted.
You are haunted.
Your shotgun will not help you now.