desert and dessert - the difference
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Desert means arid land or to abandon.
Dessert is the sweet course at the end of a meal.
The words desert and dessert look similar, but they are very different in meaning.

Desert

The word desert can be an adjective, noun, or verb. It has the following meanings:
Arid land with little or no vegetation.


             The Sahara Desert

    • The plants and animals possess special features which allow them to cope with the desert conditions.
    • (Desert is an adjective in this example.)

    • An ice desert is defined as a polar area that supports little or no vegetation and that is permanently covered by snow and ice.
    • (Desert is a noun in this example.)
    To abandon or to defect or to leave in the lurch.

    • If disturbed too often, the adult birds will desert the fledglings.

    • If you desert, you will be shot when you're caught.
    • (Desert is a verb in these examples.)

    To leave behind.

    • As soon as the bell went, the kids deserted the building.
    • (Desert is a verb in this example.)

    Dessert

    A dessert is typically the final course of a meal. It is usually sweet (e.g., ice cream, cake, pudding).

    • Would you like to see the dessert menu?


    • an example of a dessert
    Select the correct version:



     

DESSERT IS TWICE AS GOOD

Some tips to remember which is which:

  • Dessert is twice as good as desert.

  • Desert = Sahara

  • Dessert = Strawberry shortcake.
 
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