Common mistake stripped (striped)

Common Mistake: Stripped vs. Striped

One of the most common grammar mistakes is confusing the words "stripped" and "striped". While they sound similar and have similar spellings, they have completely different meanings.


"Stripped" is the past participle form of the verb "strip". It means to remove or take off something, often referring to removing clothing, covering, or layers. For example:

  • I stripped off my wet clothes before entering the house.
  • They stripped the wallpaper from the walls before painting.


"Striped" is an adjective that describes something having stripes. It is often used to refer to patterns or markings on animals, plants, or objects. Here are a few examples:

  • She wore a striped shirt with blue and white stripes.
  • The zebra has black and white striped fur.

It’s important to pay attention to the context and meaning of the sentence to ensure you are using the correct word.

Linguix grammar checker can help identify and correct mistakes like confusing "stripped" and "striped".

stripped (striped) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    Did you see her stripped dress?

    Did you see her striped dress?

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