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Cent vs Scent vs Sent

Cent vs Scent vs Sent. The love letter was sent with a 49-cent stamp and an aromatic perfume scent. Write perfect love letters with ErrNET copyediting!

Cent is a monetary unit used in many countries.

Scent as a noun is a distinctive odor, especially when agreeable.
Scent as a verb is to discern by the sense of smell.

Sent is the simple past tense and past participle of ‘send,’ to cause, permit, or enable to go.

Cent, scent and sent have identical pronunciations but different meanings and spellings, and are commonly confused and misused in English writing. ErrNET copyediting technology will prevent the misuse of these words in your writing!

Cent sentence examples:

I hate carrying around change, and I have no idea why the government still makes the one-cent coin.

I inserted a cent coin in the front of each of my loafers to make them official “penny loafers”; and boy will the ladies find me irresistible now.

I found a cent on the ground today so I picked it and hoped for good luck.

Scent sentence examples:

There is nothing more glorious than the fine scent of a woman.

The dogs picked up the scent of the dead body.

Gentleman, my advice to you is to learn your woman’s scent as soon as possible because her favorite perfume makes an awesome gift, and you will score major points.

Surfers beware because a shark can scent blood from nearly a mile away.

The scent of bacon is always a plus.

Sent sentence examples:

I don’t know why you haven’t received my payment because I sent you a check over two weeks ago; yeah right!

He was sent to prison for his crimes.

We sent a man to the moon in the 1960s.

The stress in his life sent him over the edge to the point where he had a nervous breakdown.

The controlling parents sent their son to boarding school; a decision they will ultimately regret.

No matter where he was in the world, he always sent flowers to his wife.

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