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How do you spell dessert or desert?

How do you spell dessert or desert? Dessert, the delicious sweet course after a meal, is spelled with two S’s. Desert, the...

How do you spell dessert or desert?

Dessert, the delicious sweet course after a meal, is spelled with two S’s. Desert, the dry, arid land, is spelled with one S. It’s easy to understand the difference and remember the spelling by learning a few mnemonic devices and looking at the origins of the words.

Do deserts have to be sweet?

A desert is a hot and dry place like the Sahara, but add an s and some whipped cream and you have a dessert, a sweet treat to eat. Dessert has two s’s because you always want two. (If you prefer two arid ecosystems, that’s on you.) A desert (DEH-zert) is dry, but to desert (deh-ZERT) is to leave someone high and dry.

How do you say sweet dessert?

Dessert, meaning something sweet usually consumed at the end of a meal, has stress on the second syllable. Desert, meaning a barren area with sand and lacking water, has stress on the first syllable. Desert, the verb meaning to abandon, is pronounced like dessert.

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