Commonly Misused Words: Pendant

February 8, 2007: Issue 176

We’re eliminating pendent from our SIM vocabulary.

In the past, we’ve used pendent as an adjective and pendant as a noun, but we understand the distinction is lost on many readers. And Web 11 recognizes pendant as both an adjective and a noun.

So pendant it is, in all uses, starting now:
A handsome pendant light picks up the cobalt blue in the backsplash tile.
Barely-there recessed lights and eye-catching pendants work together in the kitchen.
If you’re looking for a gift for your CE, may we suggest a lapis pendant?

Name change: The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has changed its name to Susan G. Komen for the Cure; For the Cure is acceptable on second reference. The fund-raising runs are known as Komen Race for the Cure; Race for the Cure is acceptable on second reference.

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