Way, Weigh, or Whey?


way, weigh, or whey?

Do not confuse the spelling of way, weigh, and whey, which sound similar.

Way is a noun in frequent use, with meanings including “means, manner, or method,” “journey or route,” and “direction,” as in a different way to do it, on the way home, going the wrong way.

Weigh is a verb meaning “find out the weight of something,” “be of a particular weight,” or “consider or evaluate something,” as in weigh the ingredients, weighs five pounds, weigh up the pros and cons.

Whey is a much less usual noun denoting the watery liquid that separates from the solid part of milk, as in curds and whey.Way or ways?

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