Tag: frequently mixed up words

Lay/Lie
Lay/Lie

Scribendi.com’s editors explain the difference between lay and lie.

Loath/Loathe
Loath/Loathe

Scribendi.com’s editors explain the difference between loath and loathe.

Marital/Martial
Marital/Martial

Scribendi.com’s editors explain the difference between marital and martial.

May vs. Might: One Guide to Rule Them All
May vs. Might: One Guide to Rule Them All

Knowing when to use may vs. might can be harder than trying to destroy the One Ring. These examples in the writing of Tolkien will help you use them correctly.

Metre/Meter
Metre/Meter

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between meter and metre.

Militate/Mitigate
Militate/Mitigate

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between militate and mitigate.

Official/Officious
Official/Officious

Scribendi.com’s editors explain the difference between official and officious.

Palate/Palette
Palate/Palette

Scribendi.com’s editors explain the difference between palate and palette.

Pedal/Peddle
Pedal/Peddle

Scribendi.com’s editors explain the difference between pedal and peddle.

Pole/Poll
Pole/Poll

Scribendi.com's editors explain the difference between pole and poll.

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