Sue’s book, The Bugaboo Review, is a lighthearted examination of usage, grammar and spelling mistakes compiled during her years as an English and creative writing teacher.
We have covered some of her word pairs already in past posts, but here are a few new ones.
All ready means “completely prepared” (all is ready); already means “previously.”
Lila was all ready to go, but her friends had already left.
Discreet means “judicious or prudent”; discrete means “distinct, separate, diverse.”
Be discreet when you meet your boyfriend.
Each cow has its own discrete markings.
Veracious means “truthful, honest”; voracious means “starving, hungry, insatiable.”
Matt has always been veracious.
After a marathon, runners are voracious, eating everything in sight!
Another great microfiction piece is up on Flash Fiction Fridays as Nightmare Month continues with “Too Big to Kill” by Leah Griffith.