Saturday, February 2, 2013

Word Mix-Up: SEW and SOW

SOW: To "sow" (rhymes with "go") is to plant something in the ground. It is what the OU Sower does, for example, planting the seeds of learning. It is an irregular verb: I sow, I sowed, I have sown.

SEW: To "sew" (also rhymes with "go") is to stitch, to put together with thread.

Just to make things more complicated, there is also a noun "sow" (rhymes with "now") which refers to a female pig.




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