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Okay, Class, Settle Down

Alright everyone, let’s get started. The bell ringer is on the board. We’re practicing our commonly confused words today. Take out your notes …
As you know, I’m a 9th grade English teacher. This week, we have focused on commonly confused words. In my adventures in the blogosphere, I have found that some of you make the same mistakes that my students do. I thought this might help y’all, too! No offense is intended at all.
Stationary = lack of movement
Stationery = writing paper
She was so transfixed by the beautiful monogramed stationery that she stood stationary.

Raise = to put something up
Rise = to go up all on its own
She raised a hand to her forehead to block the rays of the rising sun because her Raybans were at the bottom.

Lay = to put something down
Lie = to rest in a flat position
She lay the work aside when she went to lie on the couch.
I hope this helps! Have a great Friday-eve. Oh, and I now have a Facebook page for Kate the (Almost) Great. PLEASE go like it!

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  • Reply Sara Elizabeth

    stationary v. stationery KILLS ME.

    November 8, 2013 at 5:29 am
  • Reply jeannifloyd

    Nice! I consider myself a grammar enthusiast, but even I didn't know the lay vs. lie one very well. Thanks for clearing things up!

    November 8, 2013 at 6:31 pm
  • Reply Cristina

    I'm a grammar nerd (although English is my second language), so I love this post!

    September 26, 2014 at 11:19 pm
  • Reply Sky

    I really appreciate that you posted this. I’ve always wondered what the difference is between lie and lay, and your post finally cleared it up for me. Thank you so much!

    January 23, 2016 at 3:11 pm
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