Sunday, May 31, 2015

dual/duel: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Sunday, May 31, 2015

“Dual” is an adjective describing the two-ness of something—dual carburetors, for instance. A “duel” is a formal battle intended to settle a dispute.

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