It’s time for “Confusing Words of the Week” where I take a set of two or three words that get confused and give you definitions and try to give you a memory trick to help you remember when to use which word. If you have words that confuse you, use the Ask PTB tab on the website or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and they may appear here soon!
This week’s words are:
Respectably – in a manner worthy of respect
The young boy received an award for acting respectably.
Respectfully – in a courteous manner
While being introduced to the baseball player, the girl acted respectfully and received an autographed baseball in return.
Respectively – in the order indicated
Jane and Joe finished the race at 5:34 and 6:46, respectively.
RespectAbly – mAnner worth of respect
RespectFULLy – FULL of respect.
RespectIvely – in the Indicated order