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Tuesday Tricksters, Leak -- Leased

Tuesday Tricksters, Leak -- Leased

It's Tuesday, so here's another edition of Tricksters, those words that sound alike (or nearly so, anyway) and can make us writers look bad when we misuse them. Spellcheck will never help here; the words are spelled correctly, but used incorrectly.


Leak (n.): a breach that allows something to escape; (v.): to allow the escape, entry, or passage of something through a breach or flaw

Leek (n.): an edible plant related to the onion, with a white, slender bulb and flat, dark-green leaves


Lean (v.): to incline, bend, or rest on or against; to rely on for support; to have a preference for; (n.): without