Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Editing Blooper of the Day

Someone wrote — in a published article — about a dog as the "newest edition to their family."  English words can be confusing.  It sounds like they were editing their family, rather than adding to it.

The two words "addition" and "edition" are homophones.  That means they sound the same, but the meanings are very different.  The dog was added to their family, so the correct word should have been "addition."  See more examples on the right ----->  Sometimes three words are homophones.  They sound alike, but they are spelled differently and mean three different things.  Here are some examples:
rays — raze — raise
there  they're — their
rite — write — right
peddle — petal — pedal

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