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Staff Contest
October 2018 - CONFUSING PEARS - or is it PAIRS?

Contest Rules

  • Only Hospitality Services staff are eligible to participate and win
  • Limited to one submission per employee
  • All correct answers, or most correct answers, will be entered into a draw to WIN a "Fall Prize Pack"
  • Contest closing date: October 31, 2018

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The English language can be tricky! We have pairs (and sometimes trios) of words that can masquerade as each other. Rewrite the following paragraph using the correct words.

It may knot seam fare, but they're are dozens of confusing pears (and trios) of words in the English language, and writers often fowl up when using them. It happens all the thyme; we use won word when we mean another. We make word errors day and knight! Eye will give yew a peace of advice; reed you're work carefully and bee alert four these sneaky critters. Goodness nose, I'd be embarrassed if eye rote a contest with two many goofs. Aye no ewe wood bee two!


Good luck! Check back in next month for the next contest.

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