Wondering which word to use – ‘guaranty’ or ‘guarantee’? And what is the difference between the two? We’ll clear that up in this article, plus teach you how to use both words in a sentence.
In short, the difference between the words is:
As you can see, these words mean slightly different things. Therefore, you should avoid using them interchangeably.
As you just learned, the difference between ‘guarantee and ‘guaranty is that the former means ‘an agreement’ or ‘the act of making an agreement,’ and the latter means a specific type of guarantee.
They’re words that sound the same but mean slightly different things. However, they don’t qualify as homophones.
If you want to be sure you’re spelling the word right, make sure you’re using the right word. If you’re referring to an agreement or the act of making an agreement, you’re talking about a ‘guarantee.’
However, if you’re referring to a specific type of ‘guarantee,’ use the spelling with the ‘y.’
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of ‘guarantee’ is the assurance that a condition will be fulfilled or to answer for a debt, default, or miscarriage of.
It could also mean to give security to or engage in the existence, permanence, or nature of.
It might also mean asserting confidently.
The same dictionary defines ‘guaranty’ as an undertaking to answer for the payment of a debt or something given as security.
It might also mean the protection of a right given by a legal provision.
Wondering how to pronounce these words? Here’s a short guide.
Now that you know what the words mean and how to pronounce them correctly, let’s see a few examples of how to use them in a sentence.
Now let’s see how to use ‘guaranty’ in a sentence correctly.
To recap, we learned that these two words sound the same but have slightly different meanings. Therefore, you shouldn’t use them interchangeably.
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