Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. It's our goal to provide practical tips and tricks to help you cut through the confusion when it comes to the English language. In today's blog post, we'll discuss in straightforward terms when to use Apart vs. A part in a sentence.
Do you know when to use each one?
Most of you might be saying, "Why, yes, I do!" But for others, it's not that easy.
We use apart (one word, no space) when we are implying a separation between one or more people or things. In other words, someone or something is separated from another.
* Sometimes, people grow apart.
* My office and the bank are miles apart.
* Jeff tore the box apart.
A part (two words) is used when talking about someone or something being part of or a share of something bigger. While apart denotes separation, a part means togetherness.
* Be a part of something special?
* Jane is a part of the team.
* Steve auditioned for a part in this movie.
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