Edit This Grammar Lesson: Tenant vs. Tenet
Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, we will discuss tenant vs. tenet. Do you know the difference between them? For some of you, the answer is likely a resounding "yes." But these words get confused more often than you might think.
Let's dive right in and clear up the confusion, shall we?
Tenant commonly refers to a person or business that occupies, dwells in, lives in, or possesses a particular space. That "space" could be an apartment, land, commercial office building, etc.
* I am a tenant in that apartment complex.
* He has six tenants paying him rent.
* As a lawyer, I deal with tenant rights.
* I am not the best tenant in the world.
* His tenants are the absolute worst.
* As a tenant, you must pay rent on time.
* All my tenants moved out last week.
A tenet is a key principle, belief, philosophy, saying, or fact that a group or organization claims to be true.
* Caring for the less fortunate is a critical tenet within that organization.
* What you're suggesting goes against our core tenets.
* Marriage is a basic tenet of society.
* The coach's message was based on the common tenet, "There's no 'I' in team."
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