It’s time to mind our manners, everyone, and today, I’m not just talking about communicating with respect. I’m talking about knowing the difference between “manner” vs. “manor.”
Communicating with your pinkie up in the air isn’t quite cutting it here.
- “Manner” means a way or style of doing something—for example, hitting the books in a studious manner or hitting the books literally in a frustrated manner.
- “Manners” means social etiquette—for example, being quiet shows you know your manners in a library.
- “Manor” means an estate or grand residence.
- “Manors” means many of these mansions.
Minding your manners when you’re at the family manor is probably important—minding how you spell these two words is equally significant. Meanwhile, it would be fun to always refer to your house as your “manor”—no matter how grand it might be. I think I might just this myself. Pip pip, cheerio, and all that.
Happy writing, everyone!
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