Commonly Confused Words: dessert
Dessert (pronounced dee-SERT)is always a
noun. It means a sweet dish, like ice cream or
fruit, served at the end of a meal.
Hint: Remember that dessert
is spelled with two s‘s as in strawberry
(with only one s)
1. Desert (pronounced DEH-sert)
can be a noun. As a noun,
desert means a barren or desolate
2. Desert (pronounced
also be a verb. As a verb, desert means to abandon.
Link to exercises on desert / dessert..
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