Commonly Confused Words


Commonly Confused Words

Commonly Confused Words:  dessert
/ desert

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. 

 Example

dessertimage1

Hint: Remember that dessert
is spelled with two s‘s as in strawberry
shortcake.

 

desert
(with only one s)

1.  Desert (pronounced DEH-sert)
can be a noun.  As a noun,
desert
means a barren or desolate
area. 

Example

desert1

 

2.  Desert (pronounced
deh-SERT) can
also be a verb.  As a verb, desert means to abandon. 

Example

desert2

 



Link to exercises on desert / dessert..



View more information: http://webapps.towson.edu/ows/desert.htm

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READ:  Michael Eduful | Towson University

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