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Hanger or hangar?

15 Sep

DictionariesHooray, 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.

 
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Posted by on September 15, 2015 in Errors, Language use, Troublesome pairs, Writing

 

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3 responses to “Hanger or hangar?

  1. 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 👍👍👍👍👍

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  2. Sarah Brentyn

    September 16, 2015 at 2:07 pm

    Great series! I see so many mixed-up words. One of my favorites is “alter” and “altar”. O_o

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    • Liz Dexter

      September 17, 2015 at 9:18 am

      Ooh, I haven’t done that one yet! Cheers!

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