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Clause vs Claws


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Clause is a syntactic construction containing a subject and predicate and forming part of a sentence or constituting a whole simple sentence; a distinct article or provision in a contract, treaty, will, or other formal or legal written document.

Claws are sharp, usually curved, nails on the feet of animals, as on cats, dogs, or birds.

Clause and claws are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These words get easily mixed up and misused in English writing. Please use ErrNET proofreading technology to avoid making mistakes with these words!

Clause sentence examples:

For artistic and dramatic effects, the fiction writer would use more clauses than full sentences in his novels.

In English grammar, “before the food gets cold” is an example of a dependent clause.

Fortunately, his attorney included a clause in the contract that relieved him of all legal liabilities.

The Santa Clause, starring comedian Tim Allen, is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin.

If you read the bylaws carefully, there is a clause in there that clearly states that I have every right to be here.

Claws sentence examples:

Bear claws are a popular pastry in the United States.

The cat’s claws were so long that they made a clicking sound when he walked.

Talons are another name for the claws on a bird.

The sharp claws of a large mammal, such as a bear or tiger, can kill a human with one swipe.

Some people have the claws of their domesticated pets, such as dogs and cats, removed but fortunately legislation is working to make this illegal.


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