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Undulate or ungulate?

15 Mar

My husband, Mr Libro, likes these words, he suggested last week’s too. I have to say I agree with him, too, even if any confusion between them in likely to be more of a typo than an error in meaning.

To undulate means to move smoothly in a wave-like manner.

An ungulate is a hoofed mammal, such as a cow. I thought it only meant hoofed animals that chew the cud, so you really do learn a new thing every day!

You can find more troublesome pairs here, and here’s the index to them all!

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2017 in Errors, Language use, Troublesome pairs, Writing

 

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One response to “Undulate or ungulate?

  1. Don Massenzio

    March 16, 2017 at 2:19 pm

    Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Check out this post that shows the difference between undulate and ungulate from the Libro Editing blog

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