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Hail vs Hale


Hail vs Hale. The hale elderly man walked over eight miles in the hail storm. Hail to ErrNET, the world’s leading error resolution technology!

Hail as a noun is pellets of frozen rain that fall in showers from cumulonimbus clouds; a large number of objects hurled forcefully through the air.
Hail as a verb is (of a large number of objects) to fall or be hurled forcefully; call out to (someone) to attract attention; signal (an approaching taxicab) to stop.

Hale is an adjective that means (of a person, especially an elderly one) strong and healthy.

Hail and hale have identical pronunciations but different meanings and spellings. Because of their similar spellings, “hail” and “hale” are often misused in English writing. You will never make this mistake in your writing if you use ErrNET copyediting technology!

Hail sentence examples:

I’ve heard that the hail that falls from the sky in Australia can be the size of a golf ball, and sometimes even a baseball.

The hail was so strong that it actually shattered the windows of many homes.

Most children get excited when a hail storm occurs because of their anticipation that school will be closed.

The weather forecast called for snow showers in the morning, and then hail in the afternoon as it warmed up.

Although children try very hard, it is difficult to make a “snowball” out of hail pellets.

One must be aggressive and forceful to hail a taxi cab in New York City.

Hale sentence examples:

I am so happy and amazed that my father is so hale at 90 years old.

My drug addicted ex-girlfriend did not look so hale the last time I saw her.

After her long hospital stay for treatment of pneumonia, I was thrilled to see her hale and hearty.

The hale 95 year old registered nurse is still working full time at the hospital.

His secret to being hale at his age is exercise and a healthy diet.


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