Does a bear have clause or claws? Would a book have a climacteric scene, a climactic scene, or a climatic scene? Would you climb or clime a mountain? Should you heat your home with coal or with cole? Is it coaled or cold on winter nights?
Curly Cabbage Detail by Petr Kratochvil
cited, sighted, sited
Cited is the past tense of cite.
The attorney cited the constitution in her client's defense.
Sighted is the past tense of sight.
The distracted mouse was totally unaware that the cat had sighted him and was preparing to pounce.
Sited is the past tense of site.
David sited the rifle before shooting at the unsuspecting deer.
cites, sights, sites
Cites means mentions.
The attorney cites the constitution in her client's defense.
Sights means sees.
The unsuspecting mouse is totally unaware of what is happening as the cat sights him and prepares to pounce.
Sites means puts in position for operation. It also means location.
David sites the rifle before shooting the unsuspecting deer.
Clack is chatter.
Clack from the humongous crowd filled the stadium.
A claque is a group of people hired to applaud a performer.
The claque spread themselves throughout the audience.
Claus, clause, claws
Everyone knows who Claus is. He is the fat, jolly guy who is supposed to bring gifts.
Melinda hid behind the couch on Christmas Eve to see if she could catch sight of Santa Claus when he sneaked into the house with their gifts.
A clause is a provision in a treaty, will, or other legal document.
The clause in the will stated that Matthew had to complete college before he would receive his inheritance.
Claws are the sharp , curved nails of an animal.
The dog's owners have to take him to the vet every time his claws need trimmed.
A click is a slight, sharp sound.
Precious was trained to listen for the click of the latch.
A clique is an exclusive group.
The trio of rich girls formed a clique and refused to become friends with anyone else.
climacteric, climactic, climatic
Climacteric is another word for menopause. It also describes a crucial event or period of life.
She is entering the climacteric stage of her life.
The word climactic refers to a climax.
The movie was almost at its climactic scene.
Climatic refers to the climate.
The climatic situation will affect the growing of vegetables in a very bad way.
When you climb, you go up or ascend.
George took care when he needed to climb the old and rickety ladder.
Clime is the climate or weather conditions.
The moderate clime in the valley persuaded the Johnson family to sell their home and move.
close, clothes, cloths
When you close something, you shut it.
Please close the door when you leave.
Clothes are garments.
Their new clothes are all washed and ready to wear.
Cloths are pieces of fabric.
The cloths were going to be used to make a quilt.
Coal is a combustible mineral substance used as fuel.
Jack's father worked in the coal mines of West Virginia.
Cole is a curly-leafed cabbage. Wow. I wonder if that is how they came up with the word 'coleslaw'.
Jennifer picked some cole out of the garden to go with dinner.
Coaled means to supply with coal.
The coaled-up locomotives steamed down the tracks; the others just sat still.
Cold means chilly or at a lower temperature than what is comfortable.
The fall nights are beginning to turn cold.