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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Palate vs. Pallet vs. Palette

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

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

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

Palate (with ate at the end of it) is commonly used to describe taste and sensory experiences when you eat something. It also refers to the roof of one's mouth (called the hard palate) and the back of the mouth (called the soft palate).

* I have a very picky palate.

* Drink some water to cleanse the palate.

* The wine has a citrusy palate.

Palette is the special board many artists use to hold and mix their paints while working. It can also be used to describe a range of something, such as a color palette or range of sounds.

* The artist had every color of the rainbow on his palette.

* Those two paintings have distinct color palettes.

* Her music brings a unique palette of tones to the show.

A pallet is typically made of wood and used to handle, store, and move materials.

* We need to move these 50 pallets to the other side of the warehouse.

* Place the stones on the pallet so we can move them easily.

* The boy made a pallet of blankets on the floor to sleep on.

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