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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Aisle vs. Isle


Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, we will discuss aisle vs. isle. Do you know the difference between them?


Aisle and Isle are examples of homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings – and they trip more people up than you think.


So, let's dive right in, shall we?

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Aisle refers to a passageway between rows of seats or shelves in a store.


* Where is the candy aisle?

* She smiled as she walked down the aisle.

* You can find that on the aisle on the right.

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Isle is used to describe a very small island.


* He was stranded on the deserted isle.

* He bought his own isle for the heck of it.

* I visited the isle where they filmed that movie.


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