"save" vs. "safe"
This is an interesting one. We know what we’re saying, yet when we write, we get both words mixed up. In fact, there shouldn’t be a confusion because the words are not even homophones. They are pronounced a little differently. One is spelt with a “v” and the other with an “f “.
- save (v.) – to keep (there are other meanings as well)
- safe (adj.) – not in danger, protected
- I had to safe myself because the fire could not be extinguished. (X)
I had to save myself because the fire could not be extinguished. (√)
- They are now save from the horrible weather. (X)
They are now safe from the horrible weather. (√)
Now that you know the difference, make sure you save your money in a safe place. Make sure you know how to spell the word correctly. Often what you speak is not what you write. Isn’t English interesting? 😛