Confusing Words Of The Week

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 [email protected] and they may appear here soon!

This week’s words are:

  • moot – debatable; disputed (as in a moot point)
    • John’s position on office vacations was a moot point.
  • mute – unable to speak
    • Laryngitis left Susie mute.

Memory tips:

  • mOot – Open to debate; Open to discussion
  • mUte – Unable to speak
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2 Responses to Confusing Words Of The Week

  1. Linda Brown says:

    In your Jan 4, 2017 post there is a typo in the second bullet. The word “in” should be “is”.