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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Waver Vs. Waiver

Updated: Jul 18, 2019

Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, we will discuss the differences between Waver and Waiver. Do you know the difference?

These are perfect examples of homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings – and they tend to trip a lot of people up. But don't worry; we're here to clear up the confusion.

So let's dive in, shall we?

Waver means to steadily move back and forth or shake with a quivering motion. It also refers to when someone shows hesitation, weakness, unreliability, or indecisiveness.

* John didn't waver when selling the house.

* The candle flames wavered when granny tried to blow them out.

* My support for the coach never wavered.

Waiver means to relinquish rights to something intentionally, usually by signing a document that goes by the same name. It also refers to when a team removes a player from its roster.

* The Rangers waived their young pitcher.

* Sign this waiver to decline coverage.

* I waive my right to a jury trial.

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