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Bar vs Barre

Bar vs Barre. The custom-made bar was a barre for the dancer’s practice. Celebrate with drinks at a bar when you see your ErrNET copyediting results!

Bar as a noun is a long rod or rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material, typically used as an obstruction, fastening, or weapon; a counter across which alcoholic drinks or refreshments are served.
Bar as a verb is to prevent or forbid the entrance or movement of.

Barre is a horizontal bar at waist level on which dancers rest a hand for support during exercises.

Bar and barre are pronounced the same and can get mixed up and misused when writing. If you use ErrNET copyediting technology, however, misuse of these words will never be an issue.

Bar sentence examples:

When this extremely boring meeting is over, can we please meet at the bar of your choice for happy hour?

The teenager was shocked when he found a bar of gold on the side of the road.

The father panicked when his toddler was locked in the bathroom so he pried the door open with a steel bar.

Even though the regular patron was obnoxious, the restaurant owner did not want to bar him because he spent a lot of money every time he came in to his establishment.

A candy bar is not necessarily the healthiest snack in the world but it sure hits the spot when you’re hungry and don’t have time for anything else.

Barre sentence examples:

The latest hype in fitness is barre class where all exercises mimic a professional dancer’s workout.

The young dancer was determined to dance for the New York ballet so she worked out on the barre at least eight hours a day.

The ballerina fell during practice when the barre actually came loose and fell off the wall.

The inventive ex-professional dancers invented a new fitness class that combined barre and pole dancing.

Because of the feminine overtones of barre fitness classes, men generally don’t attend them.

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