Two Peas Frequently Asked Questions

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Commonly Confused Words
This is meant to be a quick reference for journaling help. How you use it is entirely up to you!

your: Belonging to you. "Your album is beautiful!"
you're: Contraction of you are. "You're so sweet!"

its: Belonging to it. "The dog wagged its tail so hard, we thought it was going to fall over."
it's: Contraction of it is. "I think it's time to do another scrapbook page!"

there: In that location. "Who lives in that house over there?" "There are no more photos of Johnny's party."
their: Belonging to them. "Our new neighbors invited us over to their house for supper."
they're: Contraction of they are. "Bob and Sally said they're going to Hawaii this year."

whose: Belonging to which person. "Whose layout is this with the pink eyelets?"
who's: Contraction of who is. "Who's that strange man in the photo?"

then: Used for time, or to show a causal relationship. "If you apologize, then he'll forgive you." "I'm not as skinny as I was back then."
than: Used for comparison. "Your dog is bigger than mine." "She got a lot more pages done at the crop than I did."

here: In this location. "I want to put a sticker here."
hear: Listen. "Did you hear about the new book by Becky Higgins?"
"Hear! Hear!" is an expression of agreement. It's not "Here! Here!"

lay: Put or place something down. "Please lay the cardstock on the table next to the trimmer."
Past tense laid. "I laid my glasses on the bed and then I forgot where I put them."
lie: Rest or recline. "If you're not feeling well, you should go lie down."
Past tense lay. "I scrapped for three hours and then I lay down for a nap."

compliment: Praise. "She looked at my album and complimented me on all my layouts."
complement: Match, complete, or supplement. "She used orange on the layout to complement the blue in the photos."

stationary: Not moving. "The elephant remained stationary despite the zookeeper's pushing."
stationery: Writing paper. "Is this stationery acid-free?"

past: Used for time or distance. "We drove past the scrapbook store but it was closed." "I used to be crazy about the Spice Girls, but I'm past that now."
passed: Past-tense of pass. "Joe passed me the jello." "I passed her on the sidwalk and almost didn't recognize her in her new hairstyle."

accept: Receive willingly, approve. "Please accept this token of my appreciation." "My layout was accepted for publication!"
except: Excluding. "I like everything about that layout except the big sticker in the corner."

peek: A quick glance. "Take a peek in the box and tell me what you see."
peak: A pointed top. "The roof of the barn comes to a peak in the middle." Also, to come to the topmost point. "His temperature peaked at 102."
pique: Rouse or excite. "Her description of that new scrapping technique really piqued my interest." Also anger, resentment. "She said terrible things to him in a fit of pique."

pore: To read or study carefully and attentively. "I pored over the layouts in the Gallery."
pour: To send forth, produce as if in a stream or flood. "I poured a ton of money into that layout!"

a lot (meaning a large amount of something) is always two words.

voila comes from a French expression meaning "look there!" Often misspelled as "Walla!"
A viola is a stringed instrument, larger than a violin and smaller than a cello.

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