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Bail vs Bale

Bail vs Bale. If he pays your bail, you will need to bale hay on his farm to make it up to him. Bale yourself out of writing errors with ErrNET copyediting!

Bail as a noun is the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money be lodged to guarantee their appearance in court.
Bail as a verb is to release or secure the release of (a prisoner) on payment of bail; to dip (water) out of a boat, as with a bucket; abandon a commitment, obligation, or responsibility; help someone out of a difficult situation.

Bale as a noun is a bundle of paper, hay, cotton, etc., tightly wrapped and bound with cords or hoops.
Bale as a verb is to make or form (something) in to bales.

Bail and bale are often confused because of their identical pronunciations. Don’t worry. Just check your writing with ErrNET, which will detect any misuses of these words, and explain the reason for the misuses. No pun intended, but ErrNET will bail you out of every time.

Bail sentence examples:

I’m in serious trouble with my wife and I’m asking you to lie for me and bail me out man.

Their boat sprang a leak so they had to bail water out of the boat’s hull with buckets until they safely made it to shore.

The convict skipped bail so a bounty hunter was hired to find and capture him.

I’m going to bail on my household chores today and go play golf.

This was the last time that his girlfriend would bail him out of jail.

Bale sentence examples:

In general, a horse will consume a quarter to a half of a bale of hay every day.

An average bale of hay weighs 50 pounds.

The metal wire was becoming too expensive to bale the cotton, so the company switched to a much less expensive plastic material.

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