Burned vs. Burnt – Difference, Definition & Examples

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Dual vs. duel

Dual = (1) composed of two usually like or complementary parts, (2) double, or (3) having a double character or purpose. Duel = (1) a prearranged combat between two people, or (2) a struggle for domination between two individuals, groups, or ideas.

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Du jour

= of the day; current or trendy.

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Stationary vs. stationery

Stationary: not moving or incapable of being moved: Stationery: writing paper and envelopes.

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Elegy vs. eulogy

Elegy = poem, song, or other work of art composed as a lament for someone who has died. Eulogy = a funeral speech.

Drier vs. dryer

Drier = more dry. Dryer = something that dries.

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Cut and dried

= (1) prepared and arranged in advance; (2) ordinary or routine. No hyphens required.