English Grammar Basic Similar words

¿” point debatable” or “point of silence”?

?“moot point“o“silence point“?

The“moot point“and the“silence point“are often confused. The common term is“moot point“.

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According to, a“moot point“es“a debatable question“o“an open topic for discussion“. It can also mean“an irrelevant question“o“an unimportant matter“.


“Moot“means“debatable“most of the time. It can also be translated as“open to discussion“,“debatable“o“doubtful“.“Moot“It’s an adjective.

Example sentences with“moot“:

  • It is a moot point. ✔️
    (This is the most common meaning of“moot.“Also,“moot point“is the most common term featuring the word“moot.“)

“Debatable“also means“of little or no practical value“,“purely academic“o“purely theoretical“.

  • It is a moot case. ✔️
    (It could, for example, be a case set up so law students can practise court procedures.)

Aunque es raro,“moot“can also be used as a verb corresponding to the above meanings. For example:

  • I intend to moot this issue. ✔️
    (I intend to present this issue for debate.)
  • We ought to moot this issue. ✔️
    (We ought to render this issue purely theoretical.)


“Period“commonly means“speechless“,“silent“,“refrain from speaking“o“silent“. In these meanings,“period“It’s an adjective.

Example sentences with“period“:

  • Shocked to the core, he was now mute. ✔️
  • Bonzo looked at the diners from his basket with mute longing. ✔️
  • It was an eerily mute village. ✔️
  • The letter P is mute. ✔️
    (This means that it’s not pronounced as in“pneumonia.“)

As a noun,“period“es“a person without the power of speech“,“a button to turn off the sound“o“a device placed on an instrument to dampen resonance“.

  • He is a mute. ✔️
  • Press the mute. ✔️
  • It sounds awesome with the mute on. ✔️

Como verbo,“mute“means“muffle or silence the sound of“something.

  • The sodden bed of pine needles muted her steps as she approached the stag. ✔️

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