A part or apart – which one is correct?
A part or apart? Do you know which form is correct? If you do not – it is ok. English can be tricky sometimes. To cheer you up a little bit – both options are correct, but their meaning is not similar even a tiny bit. If you want to learn the difference, you need to read the following text.
A part or apart – what is the difference?
I hope that you are more relaxed now knowing there is no incorrect form. You probably wonder what the difference is apart from the space between a and the rest of the word. As you can see sometimes even as little thing as a blank space can make a difference.
A part or apart – what is the meaning?
The word a part is a noun and it means: a piece of a thing. On the other hand, the word apart is an adverb and it simply means: not together, separated. It is easy, isn’t it? To help you memorize these words let’s look at their synonyms.
A part – synonyms
Apart – synonyms
- cut off,
A part or apart – now it’s all clear! Examples from literature
I believe that now you would not hesitate how to write any of these two words. However, it is always a good idea to make some extra effort to learn it better. To do so, read below examples of the usage of these words in the literature:
“I don’t want us to grow apart,” I blurted out.
Root magic by Eden Royce
Maybe this was totally stupid, but a part of me feels good.
Internment by Samira Ahmed
There is a slight difference between the words apart and apart from. The words apart from means without or except. Look at the example below.
I like all the food apart from the meat. = I like all the food except the meat.