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Common Mistakes and Confusing Words in English
|ointment vs ornament||
Ointment (uncountable noun) is a smooth oily substance that is rubbed on the skin for medicinal purposes.
The doctor told me to apply the ointment to the wound twice a day.
An ornament (countable noun) is is something used purely for decoration, it has no practical purpose
The Spirit of Ecstasy is the bonnet ornament on Rolls-Royce cars.