A Grain of Grammar: Desert or Dessert?

It is time for another “Grain of Grammar” lesson! These short posts help clarify some of the most frequently-made mistakes in the English language. Whether you are an ESL student learning English in USA for the first time or a native English speaker, we hope you find these quick tips useful.

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Spelling tip: Desert or Dessert

How can you remember the difference between “desert” and “dessert?” As a noun, a desert is a dry area of land and dessert is a sweet treat you eat at the end of a meal. They are two very different things, but they are spelled almost the same.

Here is an easy way to remember the difference: When you eat dessert, you always want more, so put the “S” in there twice!

Happy spelling!

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