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Ail vs Ale

Ail vs Ale. The Greeks coined “everything in moderation.” Drinking too much ale will ail you. Writing errors will bury you. Use ErrNET to check your writing.

Ail, a verb, is to cause pain, uneasiness, or trouble; afflict; to be unwell; feel pain; be ill.

Ale is a malt beverage, darker, heavier, and more bitter than beer, containing about 6 percent alcohol by volume.

These words are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings.

Ail sentence examples:

The blueberry seems to be a panacea and can well be the cure for many ills that ail human beings, and on top of this, blueberries are delicious.

New survey results were recently published that claim flying phobia is one of the most common fears that ail men.

Before summer begins, make sure you troubleshoot your grill and fix any problems that ail it.

It ails me that my daughter moved across the country and I will now rarely see her or my grandchildren.

The loss of his daughter would ail him for the rest of his life.

Unfortunately, alcohol was a vice he could never give up, and it would ail him the rest of his life until his early death.

Ale sentence examples:

If he wants to start losing weight, he needs to cut back on his consumption of that ale he drinks every evening.

The amount of hops used in the ale gave it a distinct bitter taste.

After test tasting a flight of ales, they were all so good that she could not decide which one she liked best.

The novice brewer brewed up an incredible batch of ale in his basement.

The new ale on the market had an alcohol content higher than any other alcoholic beverage of its kind.

They could not decide on the design of a logo to put on the label of their new ale.

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