I don’t know that my mother ever misspelled these words, but she always asked me if I had “steadied.” I always answered that I had “studied.”
Study (verb or noun)
- “Study” is related to “student,” spelled with “u.”
- “Study” is a verb, an action.
- A study is also a room, usually with shelves for books and other resources.
- The student went upstairs to study for the big test.
- He studied all night but failed the test because he fell asleep ten minutes into the exam time.
- I couldn’t study with all that noise in the next room.
- She keeps her computer and all her references in the study.
- “Steady” rhymes with “ready.” Both are spelled with “ea” sounding as “eh.”
- “Steady” serves several purposes:
- as a verb, it means to hold in a constant position or to calm
- as an adjective, it indicates a consistent development or something fixed, balanced
- as a noun, it refers to someone’s “regular” boyfriend or girlfriend
- It was hard to steady the boat in the wind, even with the sails down.
- Facing the dragon breathing fire, the young knight tried to steady his nerves.
- The steady flames coming at him frightened his horse as well.
- The older man encouraged him to hold steady; the dragon would back off.
- Who was your steady in high school?
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