Monday’s Fact of the Day: Stationery or Stationary?

It’s a spelling rule that befuddles even the best of us: when to use “stationery” and “stationary”.  As the world authority on writing paper, correspondence cards, notebooks and diaries, if anyone should know it’s us!

Stationery (noun)    writing paper, envelopes and other writing materials

Stationary (adjective)    not moving or changing, fixed

So now you know!

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One Response to “Monday’s Fact of the Day: Stationery or Stationary?”

  1. Maria Kenny Says:

    Since childhood I have found an easy way to remember the difference is that stationery with an ‘e’ stands for envelope. Therefore, stationery refers to writing materials etc. Hope that helps!

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