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Confusing Words: Versus vs. Verses

Versus definition

Versus means against (especially in sports and legal use), as opposed to, in contrast to and is often abbreviated as vs. 

The rivalry of the Green Monkeys versus the Blue Barracudas has raged for years.

I’m weighing the pros and cons of the white-and-gold dress versus the blue-and-black dress.

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Verses defintion

Verses means a kind of writing arranged with a metrical rhythm, typically having a rhyme, small sections of the Jewish or Christian Bible, or several similar units of a song. 

Due to her writer’s block, the poet could only complete a few verses each day.

John 3:16 is one of the most well-known verses in the Bible.

I like this song, but the verses are hard to remember.

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