Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013
We know that mastering the English language and all its quirks can be tricky, so we’ve rounded up some commonly mixed-up words and invented some silly scenes to go along with them. Use our Grammar Graphics to help make these words’ definitions — and differences— stick!
Feeling a little horse?
Wait, that’s not right.
Try as we might to avoid getting sick, it just seems inevitable this time of year—it starts off with a cough or a sniffle, and one morning you wake up with a hoarse throat that doesn’t go away. There’s a sticky “ack!” in the back of your throat. That’s one way to remember the difference of this homophone pair: Being sick puts the “a” in hoarse. Get it?
Have you avoided catching a cold this year? What’s your secret?