Misused Words

Stationary and Stationery

Stationary means not moving.

The guard at Buckingham Palace must remain stationary during his duty.

Stationery means writing paper.

For writing social letters she prefers fancy stationery.

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) The population of this city has been (stationary, stationery) for the last two years.

(2) It is difficult for a soldier to remain (stationary, stationery) during an inspection.

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