by Barbara McNichol
The U.S. Postal Service processes 6,050 mail pieces every second, employs more than 8 million people, and is part of a $1.3 trillion mailing industry that envelops most of the known world.
This WT pair, envelop and envelope, differ by just one letter but are different parts of speech and have distinct meanings.
Overloaded mail truck used by a mail contract carrier in Cody, Wyoming
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Envelop, envelope – “Envelop,” a transitive verb, means to completely cover, enclose, or surround someone or something. “Envelope,” a noun, is a flat container that covers a letter or other object, often for mailing or delivery. It also refers to a set of performance or conventionally accepted limits.
“Let me envelop you in the warm, fuzzy envelope of my love.” – Gary Michael
“She pushed the envelope of her endurance by running an extra mile.”
“Enveloped by the stacks of papers he had to grade, he felt overwhelmed.”
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