Sexy Birthday Homonyms: verses & versus

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Welcome to the second full week of celebration for the Sexy Grammarian’s birthday! All month, I’ve been posting a set of easily confused homonyms each weekday. My sexy example sentences guarantee you will never use the wrong word again! Here’s today’s:

Verses is the plural of the noun verse, a stanza in a poem, as in:

She whispered nasty plans into his ear, and he memorized them like Bible verses.

The preposition versus indicates action against or competition between two ideas or parties, as in:

She considered her cunnilingus skills versus the competition’s.

What is a homonym? Generally speaking, homonyms are any words that sound the same but have different meanings. Read more about homonyms, homophones, and homographs on Wikipedia, and check out this exhaustive homonym list.

Come back tomorrow to learn the difference between to, too, & two. Subscribe to make sure you never miss another Sexy Grammar lesson. Write to me for private lessons via Skype or in person.

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