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Erika Hayes, Author – Write like a reader, read like a writer and edit like a beast!


Okay, let’s take a peek at today’s word.  Pique.

There are a lot of words that are easy to choose the wrong spelling.  Pique is one of those words.  Words like this do pique my interest because I am always trying to figure out ways to help people remember which spelling is used.  The word pique has “que” in it, which reminds me of the word question.  When one has piqued interest in something it usually leads to questions. Using little devices like this to recall which way to spell a word can be helpful to not only adults but children!

Now, Pique also means to have a sharp irritation, thus the use of peak, or peek in place of pique may apply.

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