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Dam vs Damn

Dam vs Damn. The town was flooded because the damn dam broke again! Flood out your writing errors with ErrNET’s superior copyediting technology!

Dam as a noun is a barrier constructed to hold back water and raise its level, the resulting reservoir being used in the generation of electricity or as a water supply; a barrier of branches in a stream, constructed by beavers to provide a deep pool and a lodge.
Dam as a verb is to build a dam across (a river or lake).

Damn as a verb is (in Christian belief) be condemned by God to suffer eternal punishment in hell; to condemn, especially by the public expression of disapproval.
Damn as an exclamation is to express anger, surprise, or frustration.
Damn as an adjective is used for emphasis, especially to express anger or frustration.

Dam and damn are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. Because of their identical pronunciations, dam and damn are often confused and misused in English writing. Damn girlfriend, you better use ErrNET proofreading technology if you don’t want to make this mistake in your writing!

Dam sentence examples:

The Hoover Dam, once known as Boulder Dam, is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Arizona and Nevada.

The Hoover Dam was constructed between 1931 and 1936 during the Great Depression, and its construction was the result of a massive effort involving thousands of workers, and cost over one hundred lives.

I was absolutely amazed at the intricacy of the dam constructed by the beavers.

We will need to dam up this drenched area with a retaining wall.

Damn sentence examples:

Damn, I just stepped on a nail!

Damn you to hell mother fucker!

Would you please turn that damn music off, it’s way too loud!

Because of your sins, you should pray that God does not damn you to hell!

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