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"Stationary" vs "Stationery" - Grammar Tips

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Many words in the English language with very similar spellings are commonly confused. There are some easy tips that can help you remember the difference. This is a guide about "stationary" vs "stationery" - grammar tips.
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March 17, 201014 found this helpful

I know this isn't exactly a thrifty tip. Still, since so much is done in print and via email these days, avoiding even seemingly small misspellings and typos can make you more marketable in a tough economy. Attention to detail will set you above the crowd.

To know whether to use "stationary" or "stationery" in a sentence, use this simple mnemonic:

STATIONARY = You AREN'T moving
STATIONERY = PAPER.

Happy writing!

Source: Seeing a misspelled instance reminded me of my English classes of long ago.

JustPlainJo, Springfield, Ohio

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March 17, 20100 found this helpful

Great tip.Thanks.

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March 19, 20100 found this helpful

Loved it. Spelling, as you get older seems to fade, just because of not using it on a daily basis.

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On the internet lots has come back but tips like this are super for my tired brain.

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March 19, 20100 found this helpful

This reminds me of my bane: I could never remember how to spell promise until I figured out it contains no 'ice'.

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March 19, 20100 found this helpful

This was a good tip; and it made me think of another one that I see all the time "then" and "than". I can't believe how often I see someone write "I did this, than I did that." Or, "This is bigger then that." I guess then goes with when, so maybe that is a good way to remember. :)

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