Category Archive: Spelling

Dec 05

Islams / Muslims

Islam is a religion and Muslims their followers. Therefore, the followers of Islam are called Muslims, not Islams.

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Dec 04

Prophecy / Prophesy

There is a slight difference between these two words. “Prophecy,” is a noun, a prediction. Meanwhile the verb “to prophesy”  means predicting something. When a prophet prophesies he or she utters prophecies.

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Dec 03

Alright / All right

Is it “all right” as two words or “alright” as one word? The word “alright” is a misspelling of “all right”, so you might want to use the correct two word phrase “all right” to indicate acceptace or accuracy.

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Jul 11

Insight / Incite

Writing It Right For YouInsight is a noun, which means an understanding of something. It often carries the connotation of a clear understanding with an insider’s perspective.

On the other hand, Incite is a verb that means to stimulate actionto rouse, or to stir up.

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Jul 10

Carat / Caret / Carrot / Karat

Writing It Right For You - English Grammar Usage TipsOk let’s get this one straight out for once and for all!

“Carrots” are those crunchy orange vegetables Bugs Bunny is so fond of, but usually this spelling gets misused for less familiar words which are pronounced the same or similar but have very different meanings.

For example:

  • Carat: A unit of mass equal to 200 mg and is used for measuring gemstones and pearls
    • example: This is undoubtedly a 100-carat diamond.
  • Caret: A mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text
    • example: He marked a caret in the text.
  • Karat: The unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold
    • example: The ring he gave me was made of 24 karat gold.

And carrots, well, they are good for your eyes, and they’re an orange vegetable and grow downwards into the ground.

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