Hooray, it’s time for another Troublesome Pair (for any new readers, this was a series I used to run that I’ve recently restarted). This is another one suggested by my Australian friend Matt Patten, as he spotted an example just the other day.
A hanger is something that you hang something from – a clothes hanger being the obvious example.
A hangar is the big shed that an aeroplane lives in.
Nothing more I can say, really!
You can find more troublesome pairs here and the index to them all so far is here.
The Story Reading Ape
September 15, 2015 at 7:44 pm
Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
Thank You Liz – I’ve spotted these being misused a LOT 😱
Folks – Liz has compiled an incredible list of similarly confused words.
Be sure to click on the two links provided 👍👍👍👍👍
September 16, 2015 at 2:07 pm
Great series! I see so many mixed-up words. One of my favorites is “alter” and “altar”.
September 17, 2015 at 9:18 am
Ooh, I haven’t done that one yet! Cheers!