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Halve vs Have


Halve vs Have. Employers have the right to halve employees’ salaries without notice. Writers have the write to error-free writing with ErrNET copyediting!

Halve is a verb that means to divide into two parts of equal or roughly equal size; reduce or be reduced by half; fit (crossing timbers) together by cutting out half the thickness of each.

Have is a verb that means to possess, own, or hold; to possess or be provided with (a quality, characteristic, or feature); provide or indulge oneself with (something); be made up of; comprise.

Halve and have have identical pronunciations but different meanings and spellings. These words are commonly confused and misused in English writing. To avoid making this mistake in your writing and to at least halve your proofreading time, check all of your work with ErrNET copyediting technology!

Halve sentence examples:

It has been determined in several studies that just one spelling error on a website will at least halve online sales.

This new computer program will at least halve the amount of time required to complete this task manually.

Will you please peel and halve the apples for dessert?

Rather than figuring out who owes what, let’s just halve the dinner bill to make things easier.

After the major recall of their product, the corporation’s profits were expected to halve according to Wall Street analysts.

Have sentence examples:

Do you have what it takes to be a member of the United States Marine Corps?

I used to have plenty of money until the stock market crashed.

I feel so blessed because I have three of the most wonderful children.

I hope that all of you have an awesome day today.

I really don’t want to go to this Christmas party but I have to because it’s for work.

Do you have change for a dollar?


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