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What is the difference between 'wit' and 'with'?

What is the difference between 'wit' and 'with'?

The words wit and with are often confused because they appear similarly. But what is the difference?

With means accompanied by when used as a preposition.

Wit means cleverness, intelligence, astuteness when used as a noun.

Out of the two words, 'with' is the most common. It appears about 443 times more frequently than 'wit'.



It's easy to mistype words that are spelled similarly, like with and wit.

With is a preposition. It means "accompanied by, in relation to, or by the use of."

Wit is a noun. It means "cleverness, intelligence, mental sharpness and astuteness." Sometimes, it also refers to having a sense of humor or sanity.

Is the expression ', to wit ,' or ', to with ,'?

The right expression is ', to wit ,'. These phrases are often confused because they have a similar spelling.

Is the expression ', to wit :' or ', to with :'?

You should use ', to wit :'. These phrases are often confused because they look similar.

What's the right phrase 'to wit , the' or 'to with , the'?

The right phrase is 'to wit , the'. These phrases are often confused because of their similar spelling.

Which is correct 'to wit : "' or 'to with : "'?

The right phrase is 'to wit : "'. These phrases are often confused because they are easy to mistype.

Should I use 'to wit , that' or 'to with , that'?

You should use 'to wit , that'. These phrases are often confused because they have a similar spelling.

Is the correct expression 'with respect to the' or 'wit respect to the'?

You should use 'with respect to the'. These phrases are often confused because they look similar.

Should it be 'nothing to do with' or 'nothing to do wit'?

The right expression is 'nothing to do with'. These phrases are often confused because they look similar.

Is the right expression 'in accordance with the' or 'in accordance wit the'?

The right expression is 'in accordance with the'. These phrases are often confused because they have a similar spelling.

Is the correct phrase 'to do with the' or 'to do wit the'?

The correct expression is 'to do with the'. These phrases are often confused because they have a similar spelling.

Should I use 'with regard to the' or 'wit regard to the'?

The right expression is 'with regard to the'. These phrases are often confused because they appear similar.

Some synonyms of wit are: humor, cleverness, intelligence, sharpness, sanity

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Examples of wit in a sentence

But then, I'm confident of my devastating wit and, misgivings aside, would find some use for her.
- The Kingmaker by Brian Haig
But I am not the first man to say that wit is the unexpected copulation of ideas.
- Post Captain by Patrick O'Brian
Then, through wit and cunning, we r: ached here, ready to spark a revolt, make an empire totter."
- Final Assault by Stephen Ames Berry
I truly wish he had had the wit to summon me.
- Ship of magic by Robin Hobb
Not a modicum of wit, not a particle of taste.
- The Pale Blue Eye: A Novel by Louis Bayard

Examples of with in a sentence

A Signet Book / published by arrangement with the author
- Nothing gold can stay by Dana Stabenow
It wasn't something he wanted to share with his family just yet.
- The heart of Devin MacKade by Nora Roberts
With a soft patter, rain began to streak the glass, and the sky darkened to a bruise.
- The Hound of Rowan by Henry H. Neff
The Karands were a warlike race with little patience for cultural niceties.
- Demon Lord of Karanda by David Eddings
He was staring into a large room with a tall ceiling, perhaps fifteen feet high.
- Beyond belief by Roy Johansen
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