Common English Mistakes and Mix-ups: apart vs a part

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Apart is an adverb that means separated (not together) by distance or time.

For example:
Dogs and cats don’t like each other so it is best to keep them apart.

A part is a countable noun which means a piece of something that when united with other pieces makes a whole. 

For example:
A part of this puzzle is missing and I can’t finish it!

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