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Broach vs Brooch


Broach vs Brooch. The woman did not want to broach the subject that they were wearing the same brooch. Avoid embarrassment with your writing with ErrNET!

Broach is to raise (a sensitive or difficult subject) for discussion.

Brooch is a clasp or ornament having a pin at the back for passing through the clothing and a catch for securing the point of the pin.

Broach and brooch are types of homonyms that are words pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. The common error in English writing between these words is the misspelling of “brooch” as “broach”. You will never have to broach the uncomfortable subject of your writing errors again when you use ErrNET copyediting technology!

Broach sentence examples:

The parents had to figure out a way to somehow broach the uncomfortable subject with their children.

She wanted to file for a divorce from her abusive husband but was terrified to broach this subject with him.

During the interview, the press agent had the gall to broach the topic the movie star’s infidelities.

Safe sex is a difficult and uncomfortable subject to broach with a teenager.

Someone had to tell him about his serious halitosis but not even his closest friends were afraid to broach the issue with him.

Brooch sentence examples:

Her diamond and platinum brooch that was given to her by her late grandmother was one of the items stolen during the robbery.

The private investigator usually had a hidden camera in her brooch to record the activities of her subjects.

Instead of an engagement ring, he decided to be different and purchased a brooch rather than an engagement ring to propose marriage to his girlfriend; and boy did that ever backfire!

Her girlfriend got her a gold brooch for her going away present, which she later exchanged for platinum since gold reminds her of 1980s fashion.


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