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Forth vs Fourth


Forth vs Fourth. The marching band marched forth for four hours during the Fourth of July parade. Don’t let writing errors rain on your parade, use ErrNET!

Forth is an adverb that means onward or outward in place or space; forward.

Fourth is constituting number four in a sequence; 4th; a quarter; (music) an interval spanning four consecutive notes in a diatonic scale.

Forth and fourth are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Forth” and “fourth” are often misused in writing but will never be if you use ErrNET proofreading technology to check your work!

Forth sentence examples:

The drill sergeant instructed his cadets to march forth.

From that day forth, he promised his children that he would never smoke cigarettes again.

It’s always a good idea to put forth your best effort in everything that you do.

Caged zoo animals pace back and forth out of shear boredom.

Robert Kennedy stated that each time a man stands up for an ideal, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.

The details of the agreement are set forth in the site license contract.

The detective was hoping that a witness to the crime would come forth.

Fourth sentence examples:

The American holiday Independence Day is also known as the Fourth of July.

The heavily favored track star was very disappointed that he came in fourth place in the 100 yard dash.

This is the fourth time I have told you this and I’m not going to tell you again.

The Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution is the part of the Bill of Rights that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures and requires any warrant to be judicially sanctioned and supported by probable cause.

We are celebrating my youngest son’s fourth birthday today.


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