carat vs. caret vs. karat vs. carrot – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Carat

Definition:

a unit of mass equal to 200 mg and is used for measuring gemstones and pearls

Examples:

It is a flawless, 100-carat diamond.

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Caret

Definition:

a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text

Examples:

he marked a caret in the text

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Karat

Definition:

the unit of measurement for the proportion of gold in an alloy; 18-karat gold is 75% gold; 24-karat gold is pure gold

Examples:

The ring he gave me was made of 24 karat gold.

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Carrot

Definition:

An orange vegetable that grows downwards into the ground.

Examples:

Carrots are good for your eyes.

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