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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Stake vs. Steak

Updated: Jul 28, 2023


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


Stake and Steak 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?

Stake is commonly used when referring to a short piece of wood or metal with a pointed end driven into the ground to support a tree, build a fence, act as a boundary mark, etc. It can also be used when referring to a wager, investment, or establishing a claim to something.


* The murderer was burned at the stake.

* I don't think you realize what's at stake here.

* He has a personal stake in the company.

Steak ... do I really need to define steak? LOL.


* I love eating steak.

* We had steak for dinner.

* Writing about steak makes me hungry for steak.


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