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Ball vs Bawl


Ball vs Bawl. The batter tried not to bawl when the ball hit him. Have a ball using ErrNET copyediting technology, and learning all of the rules of writing!

Ball is a noun that means a solid or hollow sphere or ovoid, especially one that is kicked, thrown, or hit in a game; the rounded protuberant part of the foot at the base of the big toe; a formal social gathering for dancing; a fun time.

Bawl is a verb that means to weep or cry noisily.

Ball and bawl can be easily confused because of their identical pronunciations. Don’t bawl if you confuse and misuse these words, just check you writing with ErrNET copyediting technology and you will be golden.

Ball sentence examples:

If you want to play catch, you are going to have to throw the ball harder so it at least reaches my mitt.

The social climbers were devastated when they were not invited to the most glamorous ball of the year.

His cool and laid back father gave his teenaged son the keys to his sports car and told him to go drive it and have a ball.

The father loved taking his son to the ball game on the weekends because it was a great bonding session.

To appear taller than he actually was, the eccentric man always walked on the balls of his feet..

Bawl sentence examples:

Are you really going to bawl about this over this frivolous situation?

He did not want his infant daughter to bawl during the movie so he put a pacifier in her mouth.

It is healthy to bawl every once in a while because life is hard and crying is a great stress relief.

He was trying so hard not to bawl when he saw his son for the first time in ten years.


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