dew vs do vs doo vs due : Common Errors in English

About dew vs do vs doo vs due

The original pronunciation of “dew” and “due” rhymed with “pew”, but American pronunciation has shifted toward sounding all of these words alike, and the result is much confusion in standard phrases. On a damp morning there is dew on the grass. Doo on the grass is the result of failing to pick up after your dog. The most common confusion is substituting “do” for “due” (owing) in phrases like “credit is due,” “due to circumstances,” and “bill is due.”“Do” is normally a verb, but it can be a noun with meanings like “party,” “hairdo,” and “dos and don’ts.” Note that in the last phrase it is not necessary to insert an apostrophe before the “S,” and that if you choose to do so you’ll wind up with two apostrophes awkwardly close together: “don’t’s.”

dew Meaning(s)

  • (n) water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air

do Meaning(s)

  • (n) an uproarious party
  • (n) the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  • (n) doctor's degree in osteopathy
  • (v) engage in
  • (v) carry out or perform an action
  • (v) get (something) done
  • (v) proceed or get along
  • (v) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally
  • (v) carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
  • (v) be sufficient; be adequate, either in quality or quantity
  • (v) create or design, often in a certain way
  • (v) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
  • (v) spend time in prison or in a labor camp
  • (v) carry on or function
  • (v) arrange attractively
  • (v) travel or traverse (a distance)

due Meaning(s)

  • (n) that which is deserved or owed
  • (n) a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
  • (a) owed and payable immediately or on demand
  • (s) scheduled to arrive
  • (a) suitable to or expected in the circumstances
  • (s) capable of being assigned or credited to
  • (r) directly or exactly; straight

dew in News

  1. Dew Downtown likely for 2014

    The Dew Downtown event is likely again for February 2014, the Flagstaff City Council decided Tuesday night.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Arizona Daily Sun

  2. Construction Starts For Dew Tour

    OCEAN CITY, Md. - The water tower has been wrapped, and construction has started on the beach, that means it's time to get ready for The Dew Tour!Crews are busy building skate ramps and bowls just off
    on June 12, 2013 Source: WMDT Salisbury

  3. Mountain Dew® and Doritos® Brands Will Offer THOUSANDS of Microsoft Xbox One Systems through Biggest Gaming Promotion ...

    PURCHASE, N.Y. and PLANO, Texas, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Gaming fans in the U.S. will soon be able to experience the next level of play thanks to the biggest gaming promotion in Mountain Dew and ...
    on June 10, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

do in News

  1. Ask Score: Do you know what you don't know?

    Do you know what you don't know?
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Naples Daily News

  2. Do the Bride a Favor Provides Tips for Summer Wedding Comfort

    Do the Bride a Favor releases their list for making the bridal couple and the guests as comfortable as possible during a hot summer wedding. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 11, 2013 Source: PRWeb

  3. Do-it-yourself allergy kits now available in stores

    Do-it-yourself allergy tests are now available in stores for anyone with allergy symptoms.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: KPRC Local 2 Houston

doo in News

  1. Ruh-roh: Ghost spooks -- and Scooby delights -- event center visitors

    Guest reporter Emory Oldham takes in Scooby-Doo Live! on May 18 at the Allen Event Center. - Photo courtesy of Zac Oldham My name is Emory Oldham. Saturday night (May 18) my little brother, Blaine, and I took my parents to see Scooby-Doo Live at the Allen Event Center.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Allen American

  2. GOT FOOD? Bristol Borough looking for additional vendors to satisfy hungry Doo Wop concert crowd; headline acts ...

    BRISTOL BOROUGH - Attention, vendors! The borough has some business for you when it holds its annual Doo Wop concert from 5-11 p.m. on Sept. 21.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Bristol Pilot

  3. Media advisory reminder - BRP to present fiscal 2014 first quarter results

    VALCOURT, QC, June 11, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - BRP Inc. (TSX: DOO) will issue its FY14 first quarter financial results for the period ended April 30, 2013 on Thursday, June 13, 2013. José Boisjoli, president ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

due in News

  1. Due to the ever increasing work-load,

    Due to the ever increasing work-load, Oak Ridge Metal Works is looking for a qualified Sheet Metal Fabricator that fabricates sheet metal parts from shop drawings using shears, rolls, press brakes, punch presses, & other sheet metal equipment.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: The Daily Reflector

  2. Jets' Goodson due in court in drug, weapons case

    New York Jets running back Mike Goodson is due in court in New Jersey for a proceeding related to his arrest last month on drug and weapons charges.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Provo Daily Herald

  3. Due to city's error, pool fees will not increase

    Due to the city's error, pool admission fees will not increase this year.
    on June 11, 2013 Source: St. Joseph News-Press

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