Should It Be 'Stationary' or 'Stationery'? | Mastering Grammar

(Last Updated: 30 January 2024)

The Difference between Stationary and Stationery

The words stationary and stationery are often confused because they sound exactly the same. They are homophones.

Stationary (with an A) is an adjective meaning 'not moving', whereas stationery (with an E) is a noun that refers to items such as envelopes, paper, pens, and notebooks.

For tips on how to easily remember the difference, please click here.

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