dew vs do vs doo vs due :

dew or do or doo or 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.”

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Definitions

  • n  water that has condensed on a cool surface overnight from water vapor in the air
    in the morning the grass was wet with dew

  • 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
    do research
    do nothing
  • v  carry out or perform an action
  • v  get (something) done
  • v  proceed or get along
    How is she doing in her new job?
  • 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
    Will $100 do?
    A 'B' grade doesn't suffice to get me into medical school
  • v  create or design, often in a certain way
  • v  behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself
    What makes her do this way?
    The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people
  • v  spend time in prison or in a labor camp
  • v  carry on or function
    We could do with a little more help around here
  • v  arrange attractively
  • v  travel or traverse (a distance)
    This car does 150 miles per hour

  • n  that which is deserved or owed
    give the devil his due
  • n  a payment that is due (e.g., as the price of membership)
    the society dropped him for non-payment of dues
  • a  owed and payable immediately or on demand
    payment is due
  • s  scheduled to arrive
    the train is due in 15 minutes
  • a  suitable to or expected in the circumstances
    all due respect
    due cause to honor them
    a long due promotion
    in due course
    due esteem
    exercising due care
  • s  capable of being assigned or credited to
    the cancellation of the concert was due to the rain
  • r  directly or exactly; straight
    went due North
News & Articles

  • Dew Downtown likely for 2014
    The Dew Downtown event is likely again for February 2014, the Flagstaff City Council decided Tuesday night.
    June 12, 2013 - Arizona Daily Sun
  • 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
    June 12, 2013 - WMDT Salisbury
  • Dew Downtown likely for 2014
    The Dew Downtown event is likely again for February 2014, the Flagstaff City Council decided Tuesday night.
    June 12, 2013 - Arizona Daily Sun



  • Nigeria due in Brazil on Saturday after pay row
    WINDHOEK (Reuters) - Nigeria are due to arrive in Brazil on Saturday to take part in the Confederations Cup, 24 hours later than scheduled, after a row over bonus payments saw the squad holed up in a Namibia hotel on Thursday. A telephone call between FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke and an unnamed Nigerian official broke the impasse after the 23-man squad refused to travel to the tournament ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • Soccer-Nigeria due in Brazil on Saturday after pay row
    (adds FIFA comment, more details, background) WINDHOEK, June 13 (Reuters) - Nigeria are due to arrive in Brazil on Saturday to take part in the Confederations Cup, 24 hours later than scheduled, after a row over bonus payments saw the squad holed up in a Namibia hotel on Thursday. A telephone call between FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke and an unnamed Nigerian official broke the impasse ...
    June 13, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News
  • 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.
    June 12, 2013 - The Daily Reflector