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Canvas, Canvass

Canvas, Canvass Amanda: I like your canvas shoes. Basil: You are correct but they are canvas shoes but they are called converse. Amanda: Oh! These days canvas...

Taut, Taught, Taunt, (Tautology & Tautonym)

Taut, Taught, Taunt “He had the high cheekbones of the Indian race in his blood, the skin taut and faintly redolent of vermilion as if...

Desert, Dessert

Desert, Dessert Desert and dessert demand attentiveness when you write (type) them because even the spellchecker cannot identify what you have meant; and both the...

Your, Yours, (Your’s?)

Your, You’re, Yours, (not, Your's), Yourself, Yore   Your is a pronoun (possessive determiner), your means ‘it belongs to you’, belonging to the person or people...

Quiet, Quite

Quiet, Quite The opposite of quiet is disquiet. Quiet means silence, no sound, not noisy, not loud. An adjective, its superlatives are quiet, quieter, and quietest. Children,...

Born, Borne

Born, Borne What is the past tense and past participle of bear? Bear-bore-born/borne. Borne and born are used as the past participles of bear. However,...

Lead, Led, LED & Leaded, Leaden

Lead, Led, LED & Leaded, Leaden Nestle’s Maggi noodles is banned in many states of India because of high percentage of lead. Knowingly, or unknowingly, taking...

Aisle, Isle

Aisle, Isle One can see landmass, islands, isles and islets if he or she gets the window seat on the airplane but if you get...

Do, Did, Don, Done, Does

Do, Did, Don, Done, Does “The producer and the crew looked at me in dubious-curious anticipation. Who does she think she is? Shaking her straight...

Grisly, Gristly, Grizzly

Grisly, Gristly, Grizzly Can you tolerate a grizzled human being dining on gristle and watching grisly movies? Audience can be sensitive to watch gristly details of...

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