A Piqued Plea for Correctly Peeking at the Peak

I’m not sure why, but I’ve recently been seeing a rash of misused peaks. I have a feeling that these things spread like smallpox, and are just as deadly to clarity and enjoyment of the written word. Here for your enjoyment is a mini poster that might help keep them straight. Feel free to share!


P. S. I know that learning homonyms isn’t always easy, but there are things that can help. The Excellence in Literature Handbook for Writers has a substantial list of Frequently Misused Words (pages 267-277). I hope that’s helpful!




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