staid vs stayed : Common Errors in English

About staid vs stayed

“Staid” is an adjective often used to label somebody who is rather stodgy and dull, a stick-in-the mud. But in modern English the past tense of the verb “stay” is “stayed”: “I stayed at the office late hoping to impress my boss.”

staid Meaning(s)

  • (s) characterized by dignity and propriety

staid in News

  • Wisconsin employee allegedly embezzled $117,000 for escort services

    Working at Kohler Co., the plumbing fixtures company, apparently was a bit staid for a Sheboygan man, who prosecutors say tried to embezzle more than $117,000 to fly escorts from Las Vegas to the Milwaukee area and for other expenses related to that enterprise.
    on June 7, 2013 Source: Pioneer Press

stayed in News

  1. Italy’s 10-Year Bonds Stay Higher After Nation Auctions Debt

    Italian 10-year government bonds stayed higher as the nation sold 4.9 billion euros debt due in 2016 and 2028.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bloomberg

  2. Ariel Castro pleads not guilty to 329 counts of rape and kidnapping

    Castro stayed silent as his attorney entered the plea to 329 charges, including rape, assault and kidnapping.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: GlobalPost

  3. Gay Marshall- ‘Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night’

    Go Back Where You Stayed Last Night is the second album from unconventional and passionate singer Gay Marshall. read more
    on June 11, 2013 Source:

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