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Gored vs Gourd

Gored vs Gourd. The bullfight spectator threw a gourd at the escaped bull to prevent being gored. Gore your writing errors with ErrNET copyediting technology!

Gored is a verb that means (of an animal such as a bull) to pierce or stab with a horn or tusk.

Gourd is noun that means a fleshy, typically large fruit with a hard skin, some varieties of which are edible; a drinking container, water container, or ornament made from the hard hollowed and dried skin of a gourd.

Gored and gourd are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These words are often mixed up and misused in English writing. You are out of your gourd if you don’t use ErrNET copyediting technology to proofread all of your writing.

Gored sentence examples:

As the elephant poacher took aim with his rifle to shoot a grazing female elephant, he was gored from behind by a male elephant and died instantly.

The animal activist admitted in an interview that he wished that all bullfighters were gored and killed in every performance.

The trapeze performer fell nearly 50 feet when she missed the swing and was gored by one of the circus elephants below.

The quick-thinking tourist at the Smithsonian museum grabbed an elephant tusk from one of the displays and gored the psychopath who had opened fire on the crowd.

I could never be a bullfighter because I think it’s a disgusting sport, and I would be terrified that I would be gored by the bull’s horn.

Gourd sentence examples:

A gourd is a popular decoration during Halloween and Thanksgiving.

You must be out of your gourd because that is the craziest idea I have ever heard.

The resourceful survivalist hollowed out a gourd to create a canteen to store and carry water.

I have never eaten a gourd and never plan to because I would imagine that they would be tough and very bitter.

She made a Christmas tree ornament out of a hollowed out and dried gourd.

The gourd is a many-seeded, fleshy fruit with a hard rind that is in the same family as the melon, cucumber, squash, and pumpkin.



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