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Apr 4 2017   2:02AM GMT

Seperate or separate – Which is correct?

Kaitlin Herbert Kaitlin Herbert Profile: Kaitlin Herbert


the-cloudIn a hybrid cloud, sensitive data and computing resources may be maintained in two _________ environments.


A. separate
B. seperate


Answer: A

Separate is a commonly misspelled word. It can be used as an adjective or verb. As an adjective, it means to set apart, distinct, or not related. As a verb, it means to set apart, to distinguish, or to divide.

A useful mnemonic for remembering the right spelling of separate is “there’s a rat in separate,” referring to the a that appears as the second vowel in sep-a rat-e.

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