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Stationary vs. stationery and how to remember which is which

March 26, 2013 News

A little grammar lesson on stationary vs. stationery…

stationary vs. stationary

stationary with an a

sta·tion·ar·y  [stey-shuh-ner-ee]  adjective, noun
1. standing still; not moving.
2. having a fixed position; not movable.

Riding a stationAry bike won’t get you Anywhere.

stationery with an esta·tion·er·y  [stey-shuh-ner-ee]  noun
1. writing paper.
2. writing materials, as pens, pencils, paper, and envelopes.

Writing a note with the perfect piece of stationEry will get you Everywhere.

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2 thoughts on “Stationary vs. stationery and how to remember which is which

  • Aleks

    cute!! I have tons of these memorized to make sure i use the correct spelling. lol! My favorite is dessert and desert. Dessert- you always want double scoops (two s’s). Thanks for sharing this!