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Grater vs Greater


Grater vs Greater. Grater-prepared cheese is much greater for toppings than knife-sliced cheese. Try a delicious topping of ErrNET copyediting on your writing!

Grater is a noun that means a device having a surface covered with holes edged by slightly raised cutting edges, used for grating cheese and other foods.

Greater is a comparative adjective that means of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above the normal or average; of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above the normal or average.

Grater and greater have identical pronunciations but different meanings and spelling. These words are often confused and misused in English writing. Make your writing much greater with ErrNET, the world’s leading copyediting technology!

Grater sentence examples:

I sliced my finger on the grater yesterday and had to go to the emergency room to have it stitched up.

The line cook was in charge of grating all of the food in the restaurant and worked on the grater for several hours a day.

The chef prefers that you prepare the cheese with a grater rather than slice it with a knife.

A food preparation grater comes in various sizes and models but is usually made of metal.

I find that it works best to place a flat grater over a bowl to collect the food shavings rather than holding it upright over a cutting board.

Greater sentence examples:

The number five has a greater value than the number four.

Any investor or entrepreneur will tell you that the greater the risk, the greater the reward.

Everyone should be humble, and no one should ever feel that they are greater than anyone.

It will be of greater value to you as a student if you write your own book report rather than copying reviews from the Internet.

The star witness to the case was able to describe the perpetrator in much greater detail than the other witnesses.


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