The Grammar GuideSpellingWhat is the difference between 'whit' and 'with'?

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

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

The words whit and with are often confused by writers. We'll explain the difference.

With means accompanied by, in relation to, characterized by or having when used as a preposition.

Whit means the smallest part or particle imaginable; an iota when used as a noun.

A good way to remember the difference is With ends in TH.

Out of the two words, 'with' is the most common. It appears about 5976 times more frequently than 'whit'.



It's easy to mistype words that have the same letters in different orders.

With is a preposition that can mean "accompanied by, in relation to, having or characterized by."

Whit is a noun that means "a particle, bit, or jot."

Should it be 'not a whit more' or 'not a with more'?

You should use 'not a whit more'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Should I use 'not a whit less' or 'not a with less'?

The correct phrase is 'not a whit less'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the expression 'no whit inferior to' or 'no with inferior to'?

The right phrase is 'no whit inferior to'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

What's the right phrase 'is not a whit' or 'is not a with'?

You should use 'is not a whit'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the correct phrase 'whit behind Dame Webber' or 'with behind Dame Webber'?

The right expression is 'whit behind Dame Webber'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the right expression 'with respect to the' or 'whit respect to the'?

The correct expression is 'with respect to the'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Which is right 'nothing to do with' or 'nothing to do whit'?

You should use 'nothing to do with'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

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

The correct phrase is 'in accordance with the'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Is the right expression 'to do with the' or 'to do whit the'?

The correct expression is 'to do with the'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Which is correct 'with regard to the' or 'whit regard to the'?

The correct phrase is 'with regard to the'. These phrases are often confused by writers.

Some synonyms of whit are: smidgen, iota, particle, bit, jot.

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The definitions in this article were adapted from Wiktionary.

Dictionary Definition of whitDictionary Definition of with

Examples of whit in a sentence

Seeing Elayne unharmed changed their expressions not a whit.
- Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan
But this troubled Lord Well-ington's servants not one whit;
- Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell by Susanna Clarke
Links were being made, I could feel them, but my stomach didn’t care one whit.
- The Distant Hours by Kate Morton
Elizabeth left Chelsea with her household on the day after Whit Sunday.
- Children of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
It was the same when he reached Ellen Whit-field's page.
- The Ambler Warning by Robert Ludlum

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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