stationary vs stationery : Common Errors in English

About stationary vs stationery

When something is standing still, it’s stationary. That piece of paper you write a letter on is stationery. Let the “E” in “stationery” remind you of “envelope.”

stationary Meaning(s)

  • (s) standing still
  • (s) not capable of being moved

stationery Meaning(s)

  • (n) paper cut to an appropriate size for writing letters; usually with matching envelopes

stationary in News

  1. Weather Outlook: Calm and Clear

    CLEVELAND –What a beauty! After the potent stationary/cold front ‘cleansed’ the atmosphere yesterday in the form of severe storms, we...
    on June 14, 2013 Source: FOX 8 Cleveland

  2. Colombia Bans Wild Animals In Circuses

    The Colombian Congress voted Wednesday to ban the use of wild animals in any travelling or stationary circuses, according to msnNOW. They continued to say, “After a six-year public campaign that included scientific reviews and exposed extreme abuse of circus animals through undercover investigations, Colombia joined four other South American countries (Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador and [...] Colombia ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Inquisitr

  3. See The Stationary Citi Bike Spin "Classes" Sweeping NYC

            The NY Times raised a few eyebrows this morning when it published a short Metropolitan Diary about stationary biking at a Citi Bike dock: "The “biker” responded, 'Laugh if you want, but I never have to pay for a spin class again.'" It seems that the NY Times inadvertently stumbled upon a hot new trend that's been going on as long as Citi Bike has been available—the New Yorker even ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Gothamist

stationery in News

  1. One Direction working to stamp out bullying

    Photo: Ken McKay/Rex / Rex USA/. Pop stars One Direction have designed a school stationery line to raise money for an anti-bullying campaign in the U.S.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: NBC NEWS

  2. Research and Markets: China Stationery And Gymnastic Product Manufacturing Industry, 2013 Out Now for Review

    Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "China Stationery And Gymnastic Product Manufacturing In
    on June 12, 2013 Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Swedish Stationery Brand ORDNING&REDA® Launches in North America

    NEW YORK, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ORDNING&REDA®, a Swedish stationery company known throughout Europe for simple, functional-but-fun design, today announced the launch of its first North American ...
    on June 11, 2013 Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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