In this video, Linda breaks down the difference between the usage of “stationary” and “stationery”.
These two terms are often confused due to their similar spelling and pronunciation.
Let’s take a closer look.
The word “stationary” spelled with an ‘a’ is used to refer to something that is not moving or not intended to be moved.
Almost every gym has a row of stationary bikes.
“Stationery” spelled with an ‘e’ on the other hand refers to paper, usually paper that is used for writing letters or notes, such as here:
I should use the nice stationery to write to Grandma.
Next time, think about whether you are referring to something that cannot be moved or to a piece of paper.
That’s it for today. See you next time!