How to choose the right word – wonder or wander?

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Have you even wandered about how to make sure you use the right wonder – and so you don’t don’t wonder off course in your business writing?

I often get inspiration for these posts when I see really clever people use the wrong word.

Sometimes it’s becasue they are super-busy. Sometimes they just haven’t learned how to choose the right word.

I help them remember how to choose the right word.

Here are easy tips on how to make sure you use the correct WONDER.

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I often help individuals or organisations find potential trouble words that can get misused. Then we come up with easy-to-remember prompts.

To help you choose the correct WONDER/WANDER:

You use wAnder (with the A) when you talk about someone who wAlks  or trAvels

to wAnder  -is to wAlk or trAvel Around

if you wAnder off course or wAnder off topic – you trAVel Away from where you should be going. You are going Astray.

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The wAnderer in  the old Dion song and the movie – roAms Around.

Then there’s the Johnny Cash/U2 version. – “I went out wAlking..”.

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wOnder with the O is for most other uses of wonder.

I think of the O in wOnder wOman

Seven wOnders of the wOrld

What a wOnderful wOrld

The wOnder of yOu

To wonder –  is to pOnder or cOntemplate

So, now you know these prompts – have I used the correct words at the start of this post?

Have you even wandered about how to make sure you use the right wonder – and so you don’t don’t wonder off course in your business writing?

That’s right – it should be: have you ever wOndered (cOntemplated/pOnderes) – and wAndered (trAvelled Away)  off course.

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If you’d like links to other easy-to-remember prompts to help you choose the right works – take a peek here!

1. sort or sought?

2.course or coarse?

3.bear or bare?

4.whether or weather?

5.peak or peek or pique

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If you notice people in your organisation are confusing their words, I’d love to help.

I can run group training sessions or 1-1 coaching.

I work with lots of smart people who just need some help remembering how to choose the right words.

They are often at the PeAK of their careers. I take a pEEK at their writing and pique their interest in improving their writing by making the sessions memorable and enjoyable.

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