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I just saw one of my favourite writers write about “to peak interest”.
In that case the correct word should be pique – to arouse interest.
This got me thinking (piqued my interest) about all the different sorts of “peaks” in English.
Peak – as in the pinnacle, the highest point. A mountain peak.
peek – to look at – often a quick look
pique – to arouse or to stimulate (interest or appetite)
As a word nerd, I try to use my nerdiness for good – to help businesses help their writers know how to choose the right words.
I often help create easy-to-remember “prompts” – often simple visual prompts based around the letters in the words or similarity to other words.
For example, to help you remember how to choose the right “peak”:
peAk – think of the peak in the A like a mountain to remember
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