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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Mantel vs. Mantle


Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, we will discuss mantel vs. mantle. Do you know the difference between them? Many of you might confidently say, "YES!" But words like these trip more people up than you might think, given that they sound identical despite having different meanings and spellings.


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


Mantel (ending in el) refers to the decorative or ornamental shelf above your fireplace.


* We hang our Christmas stockings from the fireplace mantel.

* That mantel is decorated farmhouse style.

* We love our new fireplace mantel.


Mantle (ending in le) has several meanings, including a sleeveless coat, a covering, a layer of the Earth, or an important role.


* I accept the mantle of Chapter President.

* A thick mantle of snow covered the ground.

* Mike wrapped himself in his mantle.


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