Common mistake faired (fared) badly

Common Grammar Mistake: Fair and Fare

One common mistake that people make in their writing is confusing the words "fair" and "fare." While they may sound similar, they have very different meanings and uses.

1. Fair

The word "fair" is most commonly used as an adjective to describe something that is just, unbiased, or reasonable. It can also mean beautiful or attractive. For example:

  • She gave a fair explanation of the situation.
  • He won a fair competition.
  • The fair maiden caught everyone's attention.

2. Fare

The word "fare" is typically used as a noun and refers to the cost of transportation, such as bus fare or train fare. However, it can also be used as a verb meaning to perform or end up in a particular way. For example:

  • I need to buy a ticket for the fare.
  • How much does the bus fare cost?
  • Despite their best efforts, the team did not fare well in the tournament.

Common Mistake: "Faired" instead of "Fared"

One specific mistake that people make is using the word "faired" instead of "fared." However, "faired" is not a word in the English language. The correct word to use when talking about how something or someone performed or ended up is "fared".

Incorrect: She faired badly in the competition.

Correct: She fared badly in the competition.

The Linguix grammar checker can help you catch and correct these types of mistakes, ensuring that your writing is clear, accurate, and professional.

faired (fared) badly mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    It was a pity that the Jets faired badly.

    It was a pity that the Jets fared badly.

  • Correct:
    It was a pity that the Mets fared rather well.
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