April 21st, 2014

regina apple -- from miz_tith

Blast From the Past: tenet/tenant

Welcome to this week's installment of Blast From the Past! When last we delved into the "tenet vs. tenant" debate, it was November 2013 with green_grrl. So let's give this oldie but goodie another glance, with the help of our friends over at Once Upon a Time.

On the surface, both words sound and even look alike. That both come from the same Latin word, tenēre, meaning "to hold" doesn't help in determining proper usage of either. So what are the differences between these two words?

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