Misused Words

Verses and Versus

Verses, a noun, means a group of lines of poetry.

The students sang the first two verses of “The Ode to Newfoundland.”

Versus, a preposition, means against.

During the hockey game the players were the juniors versus the seniors.
Practice

Choose the correct answer for each of the two practice sentences below by clicking on the correct answer.

(1) Once a month each student had to recite two (verses, versus) of poetry to the class.

(2) The contestants will be the girls (verses, versus) the boys.

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