It may be summer, but this can be a great time to brush up on your grammar and writing style, so that you can be ahead of the game when you get back into your work.
When writing an academic document, it can be very easy to use the wrong word, especially if you are tired or writing quickly. Here I will explain the difference between the words ‘cell’, ‘cel’ and ‘sell’. They all sound identical, and look similar when written too, and so can easily be mistaken. Make the right word choice today!
Cel is an uncommon word. It is short for ‘celluloid’, a mouldable material used to make film, toiletries and other goods. You probably won’t have call to use this word very often, but knowing the meaning may stop you from using it unintentionally!
This is a word used to describe an enclosed space. It could refer to a prison cell, or to a cell in the body. It can also be used as a shortened form of cellular, as in ‘cell phone’.
Whereas the previous two words were nouns, ‘sell’ is a verb. It means to offer goods or services to someone for money; for example, ‘I don’t need my cell phone anymore so I am going to sell it’.
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