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Writing: Frequently confused words — Harder example

Writing: Grammar

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I had never been curious about my family history but a rumored link in my lineage to Genghis Khan piqued my interest I wonder if this was written for me in particular but anyway back to the back to the the sentence so they've underlined peeked and this form of peach or the spelling of pique piq Yui d1 meaning of it is to stimulate and so this would be stimulated my interest which is exactly what the what the person saying the sentence wants to say that that this rumor linked stimulated their interest so this this another way damn you let me write this little stimulated stimulated their interest which makes a lot of sense and just the phrase piqued my interest is something that you would hear a lot and it's spelled the peaked part is spelled piq ue d now P could mean other things it could mean to irritate but especially when people are talking about piqued my interest hey that piqued my interest that means hey that stimulated my interest so this is the right spelling this is the right use of it so I would say no change now let's look at these other other choices just to make sure that we feel good about ruling them out so peak PE a K that's like a mountain peak though the top of the mountain that's a mountain peak so if you use it as a verb too you could you could say he peaked the mountain which means that he got to the top of the mountain but that's not what we're talking about right over here now PE e K that's the kind of you know look kind of a you know look when you're not supposed to so to speak you know look he peeks through the keyhole or he/she peeked through her fingers when she was it playing playing hide-and-go-seek to peak this is kind of just to kind of look when you're not supposed to so peak or to kind of look very kind of very very quickly so that I would that wouldn't be it and opaque well this is a complete this doesn't even sound the same at least these these first three peaked peaked and peaked they all sound the same but opaque opaque means something that you can't see through and so I guess opaque twould mean you know I guess if you had a imagine if you had a window I've actually never used the word opaque tin everyday language but if you had a window that is clear and then you've you've you kind of you paint it with stuff that you can't see through I guess you would have opaque to that window so anyway I would rule that one out as well