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Board vs Bored


Board vs Bored. When he became bored, he would usually play a board game with his siblings. Copyediting is no game. Take it seriously and use ErrNET!

Board as a noun is a piece of wood sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth compared with the thickness.
Board as a verb is to furnish with meals, or with meals and lodging, especially for pay; get on or into (a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle); cover or seal a window, storefront, or other structure with pieces of wood.

Bored an adjective that means feeling weary because one is unoccupied or lacks interest in one’s current activity.

Board and bored can get confused and misused in writing because of their identical pronunciations. Don’t get bored with tedious and time consuming proofreading, just let ErrNET copyediting technology do it for you.

Board sentence examples:

The board was cut so thin that you could actually see through it.

Particle board is an inexpensive alternative to real wood.

The entire city will need to board up their homes in anticipation for the upcoming hurricane.

I much prefer a white board to an old fashioned and messy chalk board.

The Chairman of the Board overruled the vote to decrease the dividend percentage that is paid out to shareholders.

The farmer and his wife would board several men at their home every spring in exchange for helping them with the seasonal harvest.

Bored sentence examples:

I am so bored in my relationship because he never wants to do anything except stay home and watch movies.

I’ve done this job for over ten years, and I promise you that although you may be enthusiastic now, you will be bored with it in a couple weeks.

My mother used to always say that only boring people get bored.

The student excused himself to use the restroom because he was so bored with his professor’s lecture.


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