A is for

Ad, n. abbreviation of advertisement
Add, v. to increase

Bob added money to the budget so we could afford more ads.

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Advice, n. opinion or recommendation
Advise, v. to offer an opinion

She advised me not to follow his advice.

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Alter, v. to change
Altar, n. a platform for religious rituals/sacrifices

We altered our offering before placing it on the altar.

 

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Definitions used or adapted from dictionary.com
See also: Intro, A, B, C,ย D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z, Outro

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7 thoughts on “A is for

    • maggiemcg says:

      That’s awesome! I’m hoping to have a sentence or paragraph for each pair or group which clearly shows each meaning in context. Feel free to use them if you think they’re appropriate ๐Ÿ™‚

    • maggiemcg says:

      Thanks for stopping in!

      I’ve been having fun checking the dictionary entry for the words I’ve chosen, there are some meanings and origins that I didn’t know about. The big challenge is finding a way to use all the meanings in just a few sentences (and have it make sense).

  1. Laura Roberts says:

    Ooh, you should add something about Facebook “adds” — seems like a lot of people confuse the words when referring to being added to a group “Thanks for the ad!” is a lot different than “Thanks for the add!” ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • maggiemcg says:

      I’m thinking about doing some follow up pieces where I “translate” real world examples to what they’ve *actually* said. Just because I like snark ๐Ÿ˜‰

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