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Hints for troublesome words

May 22, 2008

Helpful hints for troublesome words…

  • To differentiate between affect (verb) and effect (noun), think of the word Raven —AV for Affect (Verb), and EN for Effect (Noun).
  • To differentiate licence (noun) and license (verb), think of the words adviCe (noun) and adviSe (verb). (Not applicable to those from the US who spell all variations as license.)
  • To differentiate stationEry and stationAry, think of E for envelopes and A as in parked cars.

[This article was first published in the September 2004 CyberText newsletter]

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