These three words – ‘suite,’ ‘sweet,’ and ‘sweat’ – all look similar. And the first two sound the same, but what’s the difference between all these words? We’ll go over that in this article, plus teach you how to use them all in a sentence correctly.
In short, the difference is:
The first two words sound the same but mean different things, which makes them homophones. Never use any of these words interchangeably.
'Sweet' and 'suite' are homophones. They sound the same but have different meanings.
The former refers to the taste of something, usually containing sugar, such as a donut, ice cream, or a danish.
The latter refers to a collection of rooms or one big hotel room. It can also mean a collection.
You know that ‘suite’ and ‘sweet’ are homophones at this point, but suit rhymes with fruit.
A suit is what men wear on formal occasions, such as to weddings, funerals, political events, business events, and sometimes to work.
‘Suite’ refers to a bigger version of a hotel room. It might have a living room, dining area, and separate rooms.
In the movie, The Hangover, the guys were able to get a suite. Of course, that hotel suite doesn’t exist in real life and was built on a soundstage, but you get the picture.
Sweat is what Stu does when he realizes that not only is his tooth missing, but he can’t find it.
According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of ‘suite’ is a group of things forming a unit or making up a collection or set, a group of rooms occupied by a unit, and a set of matched furniture.
It can also mean a set of computer programs designed to work together and typically sold as a single unit.
The same dictionary defines ‘sweet’ as being, inducing, or marked by one of the five basic taste sensations that are usually pleasing to the taste and usually made with sugars.
It can also be marked by gentle good humor or kindness, fragrant, or very good or appealing.
'Sweat' is defined as excreting moisture visibly through the opening of the sweat glands. It means to emit or exude moisture.
It could also mean undergoing anxiety or mental or emotional distress.
Are you wondering how to pronounce these three words? Here’s a short guide.
Let’s take a look at some examples of how to use ‘suite’ in a sentence.
Now let’s see some examples of how to use ‘sweet’ in a sentence.
Finally, let’s see examples of ‘sweat’ in a sentence.
To recap, we learned that the difference between these words is:
The first two words sound the same but mean different things, making them homophones. Be sure to avoid using any of these words interchangeably.
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