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editpaperThe Staunch Friend Stanched the Wound

Do you understand the title? If you do, congratulations! You must know the difference between these two very similar words.

Stanch, a verb, is used to mean “stop the flow” and usually applies to blood. Staunch, an adjective, means “strong, standing firm and true to one’s principle.”

So, the title means that friend is loyal to the one who is bleeding and is trying his or her best to help! See if you can write a sentence or two that demonstrate the two words correctly.


(October 24, 2010)

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