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Fair vs Fare


Fair vs Fare. They all agreed that the new subway fare was a fair fee. Be fair to yourself and your writing by using ErrNET proofreading technology!

Fair as an adjective is in accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate; (of hair or complexion) light; blond.
Fair as an adverb is without cheating or trying to achieve unjust advantage.

Fare as a noun is the money a passenger on public transportation has to pay; a range of food, especially of a particular type.
Fare as verb is to perform in a specified way in a particular situation or over a particular period.

Fair and fare have identical pronunciations and are commonly misused in English writing. Be fair to yourself and your writing by using ErrNET copyediting technology to check all of your work. You will fare well!

Fair sentence examples:

The court ruling was overturned because it was determined that the defendant did not receive a fair trial.

The election committee does everything in its power to make sure all elections are fair.

Legal systems are not perfect and sometimes are not fair.

I refuse to play you because you do not play fair.

His fair skin would not allow him to stay out in the sun for very long because he burns easily.

One should always be fair to oneself.

Fare sentence examples:

Bus fare just went up two dollars, which the largest increase in history and an indication of the rising gasoline prices.

Subway tickets are usually valid for one direction only, and require a new fare for the return trip.

The live entertainment, international fare, and dancing were all fantastic at the event last night.

Unless you lose five pounds of fat quickly, you will not fare well in the body building competition.

It was announced today that the town trolley, which has been free for years, is now going to start charging a fare.


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