Thursday, March 8, 2012

aisle/isle: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Thursday, March 8, 2012

An aisle is a narrow passageway, especially in a church or store; an isle is an island. Propose to the person you’re stranded on a desert isle with and maybe you’ll march down the aisle together after you’re rescued.

Speaking of desert isles, Paul Brians explains an unusual spelling in his latest blog post.

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