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Apart vs. a part?

The word apart is an adverb and adjective that generally describes disconnect and separation.

Less vs. fewer?

If you cannot count the quantity of something, use the word “less.” If you can count the individual units, use “fewer.”

Clip vs magazine?

Magazines are containers with springs, followers, and a stored supply of cartridges that are fed into a gun’s receiver.

Flier or flyer?

American English speakers use the words flyer and flier interchangeably, although The Associated Press Stylebook recommends using the word flyer for pilots, plane travelers, and brochures.

Aid vs. aide?

Aid vs. aide?

An aide is a person who assists others, while the noun aid is an inanimate object or form of relief that helps to achieve a goal.

Past vs. passed?

The word passed is the past-tense form of the verb ‘to pass.’ In contrast, the word past is an adjective, adverb, noun, or preposition that generally conveys time or distance, not an action.

Payed vs. paid?

English speakers use the verb pay for two senses: the compensation sense and the nautical sense.

Theatre vs. theater?

The words theatre and theater have different spellings, but they represent the same meanings.

Lets vs let’s?

The word let’s is a contraction of “let us,” while lets is written for the present tense in the singular, third-person perspective.