That being said, I do take the time to look up a word if I’m not sure how to use it. When reading a popular fiction blog yesterday, I came across this sentence:
(MC) felt as if she had been transported to the highest level of the physical plain. Eyes closed, she took a deep breath and considered the possibility that she may have crossed over into the spiritual plain. Intuitively, she knew she must understand how vibration is defined differently on the spiritual plain…
I said to myself – Oh no, not again.
Homonyms are problematic for many writers. I wrote about some of the usual suspects in these posts:
Regarding plain or plane, here’s a refresher:
Simple, normal, basic
I’m looking for a plain white t-shirt
It was in plain view
He lives near the salt plains of Utah
A flat or level surface
A carpenter’s tool
Level of existence, consciousness (see above)
It’s confusing because the words plain and plane sound alike. In fact, they both come from the Latin word planus which means flat or clear.
I always have to pause and think when I'm using affect or effect. What about you, are there certain words that trip you up? ____________________________________________________
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