Common mistake envelop (envelope)

Common Grammar Mistake: Envelop vs. Envelope

Grammar mistakes can be embarrassing, and one common error that many people make is confusing the words "envelop" and "envelope." These two words may sound similar, but they have different meanings and uses in the English language.


The verb "envelop" means to completely cover or surround something. It is often used to describe the action of wrapping or enclosing something entirely, like a blanket enveloping a person, or fog enveloping a city.

For example:

  • The snowstorm enveloped the entire town, making it difficult to see anything.
  • The warm fragrance of freshly baked bread enveloped the kitchen, making it inviting and cozy.


The noun "envelope" refers to a flat paper container used to enclose a letter or other documents. It is typically rectangular and has a flap that can be sealed to secure its contents.

For example:

  • Please put the invitation in the envelope and send it out.
  • I found a mysterious envelope in my mailbox this morning.

Linguix Grammar Checker: Linguix Grammar Checker is a helpful tool that can assist you in avoiding common grammar mistakes like confusing "envelop" with "envelope." It offers real-time suggestions and corrections to improve your writing.

By understanding the difference between "envelop" and "envelope," you can ensure that your writing is clear, accurate, and free of grammar errors. So next time you need to refer to a paper container, remember to use "envelope" instead of "envelop."

envelop (envelope) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Please open the envelop.

    Please open the envelope.

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