'Suite' or 'Sweet' or 'Sweat': What's the Difference?

By Shanea Patterson, updated on February 21, 2023

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:

  • ‘Suite’ refers to a collection of hotel rooms.
  • ‘Sweet’ refers to something that contains sugar, such as a donut.
  • ‘Sweat’ refers to the moisture you exude when performing physical activities.

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’ – Learning English Homophones

'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.

Commonly Confused Words – Suit, ‘Suite’ and ‘Sweet’

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.

Definition and Meaning of ‘Suite,’ ‘Sweet’ and ‘Sweat’ 

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.

Pronunciation: How to Pronounce ‘Suite,’ ‘Sweet’ and ‘Sweat’

Are you wondering how to pronounce these three words? Here’s a short guide.

  • To pronounce ‘suite’ and ‘sweet,’ here’s the phonetic spelling: swEEt
  • To pronounce ‘sweat,’ here’s the phonetic spelling: swEt

How to Use ‘Suite’ in a Sentence

Let’s take a look at some examples of how to use ‘suite’ in a sentence.

  • For my birthday, my friends threw me a party in a really fancy hotel suite.
  • I wanted to get a suite for my holiday in France, but my friends backed out at the last minute, so I couldn’t.
  • The freshmen aren’t allowed to get a suite. You have to be a junior or senior to get those.
  • This suite is gorgeous. It overlooks the entire city!

How to Use ‘Sweet’ in a Sentence 

Now let’s see some examples of how to use ‘sweet’ in a sentence.

  • This yogurt is a little too sweet for me. Can I have a different snack, please?
  • I love donuts, but I can’t eat them anymore. They’re too sweet for me now.
  • I love the Pumpkin spice lattes they sell every fall. They’re really sweet!
  • I must eat something sweet every day, or I’ll get cranky. I may have an addiction to sugar.

How to Use ‘Sweat’ in a Sentence 

Finally, let’s see examples of ‘sweat’ in a sentence.

  • I hope I don’t sweat off my makeup in this heat. What’s the temperature today anyway?
  • I don’t want to play a sport because I don’t want the boys to see me sweat.
  • Never let anyone see you sweat, my grandmother always told me. She was one of the wisest women I knew.
  • I normally don’t sweat this easily. I don’t know what’s happening.

Final Thoughts on ‘Suite,’ ‘Sweet,’ and ‘Sweat’

To recap, we learned that the difference between these words is:

  • ‘Suite’ is a collection of hotel rooms.
  • ‘Sweet’ describes a food or drink that contains sugar, such as a donut. It could also describe something pleasant.
  • ‘Sweat’ is the moisture you release from your sweat glands when performing physical activities.

The first two words sound the same but mean different things, making them homophones. Be sure to avoid using any of these words interchangeably.

If you ever get stuck on anything, you can always come back to review what you learned. We’ve also got a ton of other content in our library dedicated to explaining confusing words and phrases in the English language. Go check it out anytime you need to.

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Written By:
Shanea Patterson
Shanea Patterson is a writer based in New York and loves writing for brands big and small. She has a master's degree in professional writing from New York University and a bachelor's degree in English from Mercy College.

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