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Hay vs Hey

Hay vs Hey. “Hey, you can’t stack the hay in front of the barn, it blocks the tractor,” said the farmer. Hey you, use ErrNET for all of your copyediting needs!

Hay is a noun that means grass that has been mown and dried for use as fodder.

Hey is an exclamation that is used to attract attention, to express surprise, interest, or annoyance, or to elicit agreement; used as a friendly greeting.

Since hay and hey have the same pronunciation, they can easily get mixed up and misused in English writing. To avoid making this error in your writing, use ErrNET Copyediting to check your work!

Hay sentence examples:

Does anyone know how much hay a horse consumes per day?

The bale of hay fell from the barn’s loft and broke open on the ground.

He was particularly allergic to Timothy Hay and would immediately break out in hives whenever he was around it.

Because of my hay fever, I need to take an antihistamine at least two times a day.

This particular farm produces more hay than any other farm in the country.

I made a bed out of hay last night and I must say that it was the most uncomfortable bed that I have ever slept in.

Hey sentence examples:

Hey, look at me when I’m talking to you,” said the father as he scolded his son.

Hey you, how are things going?

Hey listen up because I’m only going to tell you this one time and one time only.

Hey, hey, you, you, get off of my cloud,” is a lyric from the popular Rolling Stones’ song “Get off of my Cloud.”

Hey, I’m going to the store and I’ll be back in 20 minutes.

Hey look, all you need to do is apologize to her and everything will be just fine.



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