Common mistake treasure trough (trove)

Mistake: Treasure Trough

Did you mean "treasure trove"?

One of the most common mistakes in the English language is the incorrect use of words that sound similar but have different meanings. One such mistake is the use of "treasure trough" instead of "treasure trove."

What is Treasure Trough?

"Trough" is a noun that refers to a long, narrow container, often used to hold food or water for animals. It can also be used metaphorically to describe a period of low activity or a decline in something.

For example:

  • The farmer filled the trough with grain for the pigs.
  • The stock market experienced a trough before rebounding.

What is Treasure Trove?

"Trove" is a noun that refers to a collection or store of valuable or delightful things. It is often used to describe a discovery of valuable items or a collection of valuable artifacts.

For example:

  • The archaeologists made an incredible treasure trove of ancient artifacts.
  • She stumbled upon a trove of old photographs in the attic.

As you can see, "treasure trough" does not have a correct usage in the English language. The correct phrase is "treasure trove," meaning a collection of valuable items or a discovery of something precious.

Linguix grammar checker can help you avoid common mistakes like using incorrect phrases by providing real-time suggestions for your writing.

treasure trough (trove) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    In the wreckage they found a treasure trough of doubloons.

    In the wreckage they found a treasure trove of doubloons.

  • Correct:
    It was a treasure trove of ideas.
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