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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Bunt vs. Bundt

Edit This Grammar Lesson

Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, we will discuss bunt vs. bundt. You may wonder why I chose these homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. And the answer is quite simple.

I made the mistake of confusing them in a writing project for a recent client.

It wasn't that I didn't know the difference between bunt and bundt. I've played baseball and laid down plenty of bunts in my time. I've also eaten plenty of bundt cakes. LOL. I simply got into a rush and used "bunt" when referring to cakes. Ugh! The insanity!

Thankfully, I caught the error in my self-edit process, and my client was unaffected by it ... so everything was good with the world! Nonetheless, I was embarrassed that I did that.

So here I am writing about it in a grammar blog so you don't make the same mistake.

Bunt is a batting technique. Essentially, you hold the bat out to put the ball in play without actually swinging. This is a strategic move used quite often in baseball.

* That was a perfectly-executed bunt.

* Tom bunted the ball down the first-base line.

* Jackson was the best bunter on the team.

Bundt is a ring-shaped cake with fluted edges. Bundt is also used to describe the specific baking pan used to make a bundt cake.

* Nothing Bundt Cakes was the dessert caterer.

* Leslie's bundt cake was delicious.

* She made a raspberry bundt cake.

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STEVE GAMEL is the President & Owner of Edit This®, a writing and editing services company in Denton, TX. He is also the author of Write Like You Mean It: Mastering Your Passion For The Written Word. Steve handles anything involving the written word. Give him a call today to help give your business a clear voice.

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