Spelling & Grammar

“Discreet” vs “discrete”

Discrete is just an alternate spelling of discreet, you might think. And it’s understandable, what with all the Canadian, British and American spelling differences where an E is moved here, or a U inserted there. However, in this case, discrete and discreet are two entirely different words. Here’s the difference between them: Discrete means distinct or separate. (The organization …

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“Weary” vs “wary”

This word confusion is commonly seen, but it’s also one with a very simple explanation. Weary = tired, exhausted Wary = unsure, cautious So, saying “I was weary of attending the party” is correct only if you’re tired of attending the party, but not if you’re having second thoughts or hesitation about attending the party. …

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The difference between “you and I” and “you and me”

If you’re like me, you grew up hearing your parents say something like, “It’s ‘Mark and I’, dear.” Well I’m here to tell you that even in adulthood, it still feels good to learn that your parents don’t know everything. The proper usage of “you and I” Your parents weren’t entirely wrong. Using “and I” …

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