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  1. Commonly misused words Week 9

  2. Part I: Sit vs. set Sit (v.) To rest on the buttocks or haunches ex. Sit in a chair! b. To occupy a place as a member of an official body ex. Sit in Congress. (transitive v) to cause to be seated: place on or in a seat – often used with down .

  3. Part I: Sit vs. Set Set (v) a. to cause to sit : place in or on a seat ex. Set the dishes in the sink b. to furnish as a pattern or model ex. Set an example of generosity

  4. Part II: Stationary vs. Stationery Stationary (n) fixed in a station, course, or mode: immobile/unchanging in condition ex. I will remain stationary until the end of the movie Stationery (n) materials(as paper, pens and ink) for writing or typing/letter paper usually accompanied with matching envelopes . ex. My friend’s baby shower invitations were on beautiful stationery.

  5. Part III: Than vs. Then Than(conjunction/preposition) a. used as a function word to indicate the second member or the member taken as the point of departure in a comparison expressive of ex. Older than I am b. Used as a function word to indicate difference of kind, manner, or identity; used especially with some adjectives and adverbs that express diversity ex. Anywhere else than at home

  6. Part III: Than vs. Then Then(N) At that time/soon after that: next in order of time ex. Walked to the door, then turned left. b. In that case ex. Take it, then, if you want it so much!