Monday Muddle: peek, peak

peek: (noun) a quick look or glance; (verb) to take a quick look or glance, often secretively Used in the expression “a sneak peek”. peak: (noun) the summit; pointed top; highest level; (verb) to reach the highest level NOT used in the expression “a sneak peek”. A sneak peak is …

Monday Muddle: than, then

than: (conjunction, preposition) used to link two parts of a comparison; used with “more’, less’, and ‘fewer’ to indicate amounts (a group of more than 10 people); used to state a preference between two objects then: (adverb) next; afterward; at a specified time “I would rather have the cookie than …

Monday Muddle: hear, here

hear: (verb) the action of processing information with your ears Used in the expression, “Hear! Hear!” here: (adverb) indicates your current location; confirms your attendance NOT used in the expression, “Hear! Hear!”

Monday Muddle: advise, advice

advise: (verb) to give counsel, tips or suggestions advice: (noun) the counsel, tips or suggestions that are given If you want the verb–the word that represents the action–spell it with an S. If you want the noun, spell it with a C.

Monday Muddle: strait, straight

strait: (noun) a narrow body of water that connects two larger bodies of water Used in the expression “dire straits” straight: (adjective) (adverb) moving in one direction; level; upright; not crooked, curved, or bent NOT used in the expression “dire straits”.

Monday Muddle: grammar, grammer

grammar: (noun) the study of the structure of language, word order, and how words change (according to tense, for example); the system of rules that guides the use of language; a book about grammar grammer: (noun) an affectionate term for someone who uses Instagram (who may or may not care …