Grammar

The adventures and mis-adventures of our crazy language

Grammar

Gorilla or Guerrilla

Though they sound alike, you must be careful when choosing either gorilla or guerrilla because they have completely different meanings.
Grammar

Stationary or Stationery?

How do you tell the difference between stationary or stationery? The two aren't interchangeable: that single vowel does make a big difference.
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Desert or Dessert?

When choosing between desert or dessert in writing, you have to remind yourself that these two similar-looking words have very little in common.
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