Stationery or stationary?

A stationer sells stationery (writing paper, envelopes and other office materials).

  • You’ll find some envelopes in the stationery cupboard.

Stationary is an adjective meaning “not moving”.

  • The car hit a stationary bus.

By Josef Essberger for EnglishClub December 2007
Josef started teaching English as a foreign language in 1991 and founded EnglishClub for learners and teachers in 1997.

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