I try to make my job as an editor a family affair. My kids love to hear about the stories I’m working on and offer suggestions for things to add to my website. Today was no exception. When I asked my 10 year old what homophone I should use as today’s Tuesday Tip she immediately had an answer for me. I’m not sure if this is a word pair she often confuses, if they just discussed the pair at school or if this was simply the first option that came to mind. But, today’s Tuesday Tip is Stationery vs. Stationary.

Stationery is paper used for writing letters and oftentimes comes with matching envelopes.

Stationary means to stand still.

It’s fairly straightforward but easily confused. Here’s a graphic that should help as well.

Stationery-Stationary

 

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