Confusing Words of the Week

Words of the WeekIt’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 [email protected] and they may appear here soon!

This week’s words are:

pole – a long, slender piece of wood or metal.

  • They used the pole to hold the canvas up for shade.

poll – (n.) the casting of votes by a body of persons; (v) to register the votes of

  • He took a poll of his neighbors about installing a speed bump in the neighborhood.

Memory tips:

  • pole – Think about an ole fishing pole that was a stick.
  • poll – Pieces olittle learnings from asking questions.
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