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Fir vs Fur


Fir vs Fur. Beaver’s thick fur and dams, usually built with Douglas fir trees, protect them from predators. Dam up your writing errors with ErrNET copyediting!

Fir is any coniferous tree belonging to the genus Abies, of the pine family, characterized by its pyramidal style of growth, flat needles, and erect cones.

Fur is the fine, soft, thick, hairy coat of the skin of a mammal.

Fir and fur are types of homonyms that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These words can be easily confused and misused in English writing. You will never confuse or misuse these words with ErrNET, the world’s leading copyediting technology!

Fir sentence examples:

Any type of fir cone makes a great decoration, especially during the holiday season.

I hope a fir cone never falls from a tree and hits you on the head because it hurts like the dickens.

The fir tree family consists of a genus with 48-56 species of evergreen coniferous trees in the family Pinaceae.

You can find a fir tree in mountainous ares of North and Central America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

A fir tree is most closely related to the genus Cedrus (cedar).

A Douglas fir tree is not actually a true fir because it belongs to a different genus called Pseudotsuga.

Fur sentence examples:

Your dog has a beautiful, fluffy coat of fur.

Many mammals release an oily substance in their fur to protect it against water.

Animal rights activists are vehemently against the use of animal fur for use in luxury items such as coats.

Her beautiful fur coat was destroyed last night when animal rights activists threw a gallon of white paint on it.

The Alaskan Husky is a breed of dog that relies heavily on its thick coat of fur for protection against extremely cold temperatures.


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