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Chute vs Shoot

Chute vs Shoot. If you shoot him now, he will fall back in to the garbage chute. Shoot down your writing errors with ErrNET copyediting technology!

Chute is an inclined channel, as a trough, tube, or shaft, for conveying water, grain, garbage, coal, etc., to a lower level.

Shoot as a verb is to hit, wound, damage, kill, or destroy with a bullet, missile, etc. from the discharge of a weapon.
Shoot as a noun is a young branch or sucker springing from the main stock of a tree or other plant.
Shoot as an exclamation is used as a euphemism for ‘shit’

Chute and shoot are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These two words get easily confused and misused in English writing. Shoot, don’t let your writing go down the garbage chute, just use ErrNET proofreading technology and all will be just fine!

Chute sentence examples:

I miss my old apartment because the garbage chute was right next to my front door, which made it very convenient to take out the garbage.

Chutes and Ladders” is a great board game for kids that can be purchased at Amazon.com.

Large commercial construction projects usually have a debris chute that feeds directly in to a garbage dumpster.

The large grain chute on the beautiful waterfront was definitely an eyesore to the residents.

Shoot sentence examples:

I know you want to shoot him for what he did to you but please don’t because it will ruin your life and he’s definitely not worth it.

Shoot, I’m so sorry I missed seeing you guys at the party tonight!

Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation by Lynne truss is a very popular and humorous book about the proper use of punctuation.

Please don’t shoot, I surrender!

The damaged tree shoots were removed to promote new growth.

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