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Cheque vs. Check

Cheque vs. Check

Cheque and check appear in British English, and check appears in American English. In British English, cheque refers to a document used to pay from… Read more

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Gist or Jist?

Gist or Jist?

Gist means “essence” or “the main point.” In a legal context, gist is the grounds of a legal action. Jist is a common misspelling of… Read more

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Let’s vs. Lets

Let’s vs. Lets

Let’s is a contraction of let us. Lets is the third-person singular present tense form of the verb “let.” Homophones are a common cause of… Read more

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Concave vs. Convex

Concave vs. Convex

Concave describes shapes that curve inward, like an hourglass. Convex describes shapes that curve outward, like a football (or a rugby ball). If you stand… Read more

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