Along with definitely and loose, separate is one of the most commonly misspelled words in English. Separate can be either an adjective or a verb. It means set apart, individual, distinct, or not related as an adjective. As a verb, it means to detatch, set apart, distinguish, or divide. Separate is misspelled often as seperate, a word that has no meaning and is merely a misspelling: Correct ...
You find yourself contemplating the existence of these word forms: truely and truly. Chances are, you’ve seen each of these spellings before and may wonder which one is proper or whether each spelling has a different meaning. Even though people may say they don’t judge you on your speech or writing,...
Have you ever had to stop and consider whether it is staring or starring?  If you do mix the two up, the spell-check application will often not catch the error, as both words are properly spelled in their own right. Spell-check is on the lookout for words that aren't in its...
The Difference Between Manner and Manor The words “manner” and “manor” are pronounced the same. So, they are often confused in writing. Here are some helpful tips to remember the difference between them. Definition of Manner “Manner” is a noun that means how something is achieved or carried out. Some synonyms for...
Homophones - words that are pronounced the same with different spellings and definitions. Such words can be fun, but they can also be a source of a bit of confusion. Seem and seam are two homophones that can perplex writers. If you refer to a joint between two parts of fabric, would you...
The words bases and basis are frequently confused because they're easy to mistype. In this article, we'll explain the contrast between them. Basis is a starting point, base, or foundation for an argument or hypothesis when utilized as a noun. Bases mean foundations or beginning points, checkpoints when used as a noun. An excellent way to remember the difference is Bases is the...
Let's discuss gall vs. gaul - two commonly confused words because they are pronounced exactly the same way but they're spelled differently and have different definitions, making them homophones. Homophones are words with different spellings and meanings but identical pronunciations. Homophones exist due to the always-changing English language and are a challenge...
Segue is sometimes mistaken with Segway. Segue is a verb meaning "to proceed without stopping from a place, topic, song, etc., to another." On the other hand, Segway is a trademarked name for an electric transportation device. Commonly confused English words are old duos: affect and effect, or pare and pair. But a new duo has developed in the last dozen or...
Let's discuss parameter vs. perimeter.  A parameter is a limit affecting how something can be done. A perimeter is an outline of a physical area. Both words have a special meaning in math, but they take off their pocket protectors and soften their definitions when they join the rest of us. Parameter is the...
Choose and chose can be very confusing, especially for people who speak English as a second language. So, to clear up the confusion, we will give the definitions of chose and choose, explain where these words came from, give tips on how to decide when to use choose vs....