firey vs fiery : Common Errors in English

About firey vs fiery

It’s “fire,’so why isn’t it “firey”? If you listen closely, you hearthat “fire” has two distinct vowel sounds in it: “fi-er.’spelling theadjective “fiery” helps to preserve that double sound.

fiery Meaning(s)

  • (s) characterized by intense emotion
  • (s) like or suggestive of fire
  • (s) very intense

firey in News

  • DUI beware!

    After the firey crash on I-581 in Roanoke during the second week of June resulted in two deaths allegedly caused by someone drinking and driving, Prevention teams and the Botetourt County Sheriff’s Department have issued a strong statement: Several local prevention alliances in the Roanoke area would like to remind everyone that drinking and driving [...]
    on June 21, 2013 Source: Roanoke Times

fiery in News

  1. Fiery-haired comedian Kathy Griffin books show in Peoria

    Kathy Griffin — two-time Emmy winner, best-selling author and Grammy Award nominee — is headed to Peoria. The fiery haired comedian, at left, will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Peoria Civic Center Theater.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Peoria Journal Star

  2. Man killed in fiery Interstate 280 crash identified

    A man who was killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 280 in South San Francisco on Sunday has been identified by the San Mateo County Coroner’s Office as 26-year-old Justin Lee Arena.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: San Mateo Daily Journal

  3. Fiery Semi Crash Forces Road Closure Near Lowell

    KENT COUNTY, Mich – A fiery two vehicle crash involving a semi truck forced the closure of a busy roadway near Lowell this morning. Kent County Sheriff’s Deputies say a car traveling northbound on Alden Nash north of the Grand …
    on June 10, 2013 Source: FOX 17 Grand Rapids

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