Sunday, October 20, 2019

Rite, Write, Right, Wright

Rite, Write, Right, Wright Rite, Write, Right, Wright Rite, Write, Right, Wright By Maeve Maddox Here are four frequently misspelled words that your computer Spell Check wont catch. A rite is a ceremonial act. Ex. Catholics celebrate the rite of the Mass. A boys first haircut is a rite of passage. The form write is the present tense form of the verb to write. Ex. Please write me a letter. The past participle form written is also often misspelled, but your spell checker will catch writen. The word right is spelled with three-letter i, i.e., igh. Ex. Citizens have the right to assemble. Go two blocks and then turn right. He always thinks hes right and everyone else is wrong. The word wright is from an Old English word meaning worker or maker. A wheelwright makes wheels. A shipwright makes ships or boats. The word is more common now in a literary sense. One who writes plays is a playwright. A related word is wrought. When Samuel Morse demonstrated his telegraph, his first message was What hath God wrought! The word wrought is an archaic past tense form of work. Used transitively, work has various meanings, including to bring about, to prepare, to fashion. Ex. He worked his will on the gullible crowd. She worked her initials into the embroidery design. One more note on the word wrought. Sometimes spelled wrot, this is the word that refers to iron that has been shaped by hand. You may, for example, have some wrought-iron lawn furniture or a wrought-iron gate. Want to improve your English in five minutes a day? Get a subscription and start receiving our writing tips and exercises daily! Keep learning! Browse the Vocabulary category, check our popular posts, or choose a related post below:Writing Prompts 101Do you "orient" yourself, or "orientate" yourself?Drama vs. Melodrama

No comments:

Post a Comment