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Aural vs Oral

Aural vs Oral. Pronounced the same and often confused. Aural, I can hear you; oral, you talk too much. Never misuse these words again with ErrNET.

Aural is of or pertaining to the ear, or to the sense of hearing.

Oral is by word of mouth; spoken rather than written; of, pertaining to, or involving the mouth.

Because aural and oral are pronounced the same, they are often misused in written English. If you do misuse them, don’t worry, ErrNET will catch these errors.

Aural sentence examples:

Do you consider yourself a visual or aural learner?

I am a better aural than visual learner, therefore I prefer to listen to my book recordings rather than read them.

The human aural anatomy is very intricate.

She had poor balance due to damage within her aural canal.

The new top musical hit was an aural pleasure to all listeners.

An aural infection can be very painful.

He was the most competent aural surgeon in the world.

The new aural implant was a powerful hearing aid that would improve hearing in 50% of the users on average.

Oral sentence examples:

The final part of her graduate degree was a grueling oral exam by five professors.

Maintaining good oral hygiene is critical for avoiding gingivitis, cavities, and other forms of tooth decay.

The dentist’s oral exam of her mouth determined that two teeth were decaying quickly and needed crowns.

There are many oral schools that the deaf can attend to learn how to speak.

He had to have oral surgery to repair his receded gum line.

The two businessmen respected each other’s word so much that all of their business proceedings were agreed upon with oral contracts.

The new oral rinse was great for removing plaque.

Oral contraceptives are likely the most effective form of birth control.



7 Responses to “Aural vs Oral”

  1. Gravatar of rafalczyk rafalczyk
    27. February 2015 at 08:46

    Nice example, especially for me, as english is not my national lang.

  2. Gravatar of Randy Garcia Randy Garcia
    10. March 2015 at 12:47

    I always got confused with these two words, thank God this post clarified that.

  3. Gravatar of cv services cv services
    27. March 2015 at 07:32

    Thanks for covering this one – I see people confusing the two words all the time and it's become rather annoying to see 'come to his aide'. An 'aide' is a person!

  4. Gravatar of Danny Danny
    27. March 2015 at 15:12

    thats an accurate definition. thanks!

  5. Gravatar of Earth day 2015 Earth day 2015
    7. April 2015 at 21:22

    Really awesome post man, just loved it and love the way your write the post!

    Keep up the awesome work dear! :)

    i want more posts from you! :D

  6. Gravatar of Tom Tom
    1. June 2015 at 08:54

    I thought Dam is the last name of Jean Claude Van..

  7. Gravatar of elizabroen elizabroen
    1. October 2015 at 04:24

    good one

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