Suite vs. Sweet

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Suite and sweet are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the difference between the definitions of suite and sweet, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.

Suite may mean a set of connected rooms that form one unit, such as in a hotel or a set of matching furniture. Suite may also mean a group of attendants for a high-ranking person, a set of coordinated computer programs or selected musical works arranged to be performed as one instrumental work. The word suite is derived from the Old French words suite and sieute which describe the act of following.

Sweet is one of the four basic tastes experienced by the human tongue, sweet is the type of taste produced by sugar or honey. The other basic tastes are bitter, sour and salty. Sweet may also describe something unpolluted such as water, or something fragrant. The word sweet is often used to describe something pleasant, gratifying, harmonious, easy, charming or endearing. The word sweet is derived from the Old English word swete, which means pleasant for the senses or having a nice disposition.


XL Catlin has expanded its suite of mergers & acquisitions (M&A) insurance products aimed at supporting deals in the global transactional risk market, and has further strengthened its global team with three key hires. (The Insurance Journal)

A garden suite is a legal, detached rental unit designed to offer long-term rental housing. (The Times Colonist)

When asked how does he find a ‘sweet spot’ in the market, Buffett told shareholders at the 53rd annual general meeting of Berkshire Hathaway that he likes companies where the inherent advantage looks set to last for at least a couple decades, which have managers eager to join Berkshire’s culture, and price. (The Economic Times)

Often times they would trade this product with pioneers who longed for the sweet but expensive treat of real sugar. (The Times Republican)

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