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Ant vs Aunt


Ant vs Aunt. Both an ant and an aunt can be scary. However, nothing is scarier than when these words are misused. Don’t scare your readers, use ErrNET!

Ant is any of numerous black, red, brown, or yellow social insects of the family Formicidae, of worldwide distribution, especially in warm climates.

Aunt is the sister of one’s father or mother.

Ant and aunt are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. Be sure not to confuse them!

Ant sentence examples:

Every spring, an ant invasion occurs and they march along my kitchen counters.

A bite from a red ant can be very painful.

An ant farm is a great gift for a child, only if the ants don’t escape.

Every time you step on an ant hill, you kill hundreds of these innocent insects.

Adam Ant was the stage name for British rock star Stuart Leslie Goddard who rose to fame in the 1980s.

Ants are eusocial, which is the highest level of organization of insect sociality.

There are several ant traps on the market that seem to work well.

Aunt sentence examples:

Aunt Irena, my father’s sister, is a concert pianist.

Although they will rarely admit it, nephews usually have a favorite aunt.

She was looking forward to her sister having her first child and becoming an aunt.

No matter where in the world her nieces and nephews were, Aunt Betty would always, without fail, send them a nice card on their birthdays.

Two of his aunts live on the other side of the world, so unfortunately, he only sees them about once every three to four years.

He always looked forward to seeing Aunt Bessie during the holidays.

Since his mother passed away when he was only seven, his Aunt Kim raised him.


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