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Line up for the lineup!

Today, I introduce yet another homophone that spelled one way is a noun and spelled a different way is a verb: lineup and line up.

Baseball people (fans and those associated with the game in some way) know that a lineup is a list of players taking part in the game.

It’s a noun when spelled as one word.

Teachers, especially those who deal with elementary-school-aged kids, know that they sometimes need to shout “Line up!‘ to get their charges’ attentions.

It’s a verb when spelled as two words.

Fortunately, I haven’t come across any writing that mistakes these two. If I do, I think I’ll tell the person, in my best baseball-umpire voice: “Yer out!”

Until next time! Use the right words!


August 19, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] Line up for the lineup! […]


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