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Confusing Words In English

Stationary & Stationery



Stationary & Stationery - are almost exactly the same except for one letter. This makes is very confusing and many people get the two words mixed up.

Stationary - not moving; something that does not move

  • We have a stationary bike that we use for working out.
  • The bus remained stationary until everyone got off the bus.
  • The teacher said “I don't want your books to be stationary all year”.

Stationery - office supplies such as paper, glue, pencils, pens, envelopes etc.

  • We need to buy some stationery today.
  • I have really pretty stationery, that my friends gave me as a present.
  • Our company has special stationery for official company letters.

Speak & Talk

Say & Tell

Scared - Afraid - Frighten

See & Look & Watch

Should & Shall

Should & Could

Such As & Which

Shade & Shadow

Sick & Ill

Similar & Alike

So & Because

So & Too

Stationary & Stationery

Start & Begin

Story & History

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