Stationary vs Stationery
Stationary and stationery are often confused by English speakers. This is because their pronunciation and spelling is similiar. Let's see what they mean.
It means not moving, or not changing
Prices have been stationary since last year.
The rate of inflation has been stationary for several months.
The traffic got slower and slower until it was stationary.
Do you see that stationary car over there?
the things needed for writing, such as paper, pens, pencils, and envelopes
This is a good stationery store.
Can I borrow some stationery?
How to remember the words and the difference. I have some nice tip! StationEry has an "e" in it, as does 'pEn', 'writE', 'papEr', 'pEncil', 'Envelope'.