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For vs Fore vs Four

For vs Fore vs Four. His golf game was so good that he hasn’t yelled “fore” for over four years. Keep your writing up to par with ErrNET copyediting!

For as a preposition is with the object or purpose of; intended to belong to, or be used in connection with; suiting the purposes or needs of; sensitive or responsive to; desirous of.
For as a conjunction is seeing that; since; because.

Fore as an adjective is situated at or toward the front, as compared with something else.
Fore as a noun is the front part of something.
Fore as an exclamation is called out as a warning to people in the path of a golf ball.

Four is a cardinal number; equivalent to the product of two and two; one more than three, or six less than ten; 4.

For, fore and four are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These three words are frequently confused and misused in English writing. For Pete’s sake, use ErrNET copyediting technology to check your writing so that you do not make this mistake.

For sentence examples:

Do you think he has any inclination to run for president?

I walk to get coffee every morning for exercise.

We need to build another closet for my shoes.

Vegetables and fruit are good for you.

He said he would no longer work for minimum wage.

I could really go for a cold drink right now.

He had a keen eye for beauty.

I cannot do this right now for I am very tired.

Fore sentence examples:

Peter remained at the fore part of the vessel the entire trip.

The golfer yelled fore after he hooked his drive into the crowd.

Oars on a rowboat move fore and aft for propulsion.

I can’t believe he didn’t tell fore when his shot went straight toward the clubhouse.

Four sentence examples:

I cannot believe that Robert has already eaten four slices of pizza.

The office term for the US President is four years.

Two plus two is certainly four.

Only four people showed up to the party.

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