definate vs definite : Common Errors in English

About definate vs definite

Any vowel in an unstressed position can sometimes have the sound linguists call a “schwa:” “uh.” The result is that many people tend to guess when they hear this sound, but “definite” is definitely the right spelling. Also common are various misspellings of “definitely,” including the bizarre “defiantly.”

definite Meaning(s)

  • (a) precise; explicit and clearly defined
  • (s) known for certain

definite in News

  1. Pleats & socks in Paris

    Posted in Fashion / Fashion blog / Fashion pictures / Paris fashion week / Street style There’s a definite hint of school girl chic going on here, between the pleated skirt and the grey over-the-knee socks. But the length of the skirt and the addition of metal-capped pointed pumps keeps it on the side of sexy and away from looking too much like an actual uniform. Article continues . To read it ...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: StyleBistro

  2. From inside the beast: Seattle puts on a red, white and blue show in USA win

    Loading... I was on the south end of the stadium, in the stands with 40,847 of my closet friends, to experience what was my first meaningful international soccer match. The atmosphere was excellent leading up the match and there was a definite energy in the stadium that you could feel.
    on June 13, 2013 Source:

  3. David Freese Comes Back to Life with 20-Game Hitting Streak

    St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese is viewed as more than a hero in his hometown. His fun personality along with being a local talent who defied the odds makes him a definite fan favorite. Of course, that doesn’t even take into account that little thing he did in 2011. Remember that? (Hint: It ended with trophies and a Corvette.) As a result, you can’t walk through a shopping mall or ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bleacher Report

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