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Heard vs Herd


Heard vs Herd. The ranchers heard that their herd of cattle escaped last night. Herd and corral all of your writing errors with ErrNET copyediting technology!

Heard is the past tense form of the verb “hear”, which means to perceive with the ear the sound made by (someone or something); be told or informed of; be aware of; know of the existence of. be contacted by (someone), especially by letter or telephone. listen or pay attention to.

Herd as a noun is a large group of animals, especially hoofed mammals, that live, feed, or migrate together or are kept together as livestock; a large group of people, typically with a shared characteristic.
Herd as a verb is (with reference to a group of people or animals) to move in a particular direction; keep or look after (livestock).

Heard and herd have the same pronunciations and are often misused in English writing. I heard that if you use ErrNET copyediting technology to check all of your writing that you will never make this mistake in your work!

Heard sentence examples:

Has anyone heard the latest polls for the presidential race?

I heard that they broke up and that she is already dating someone else.

Does anyone know anything about or even heard of the third string quarterback for the Pittsburg Steelers?

I heard that they have a new promising treatment for lung cancer.

He had never heard that joke before.

I heard that the band will go on tour one more time, and then call it quits.

Herd sentence examples:

I would like to drop out of society and herd sheep for the rest of my life.

The herd of cattle escaped from the farm through the open gate last night.

The rancher taught me how to herd cattle.

The annoying herd of paparazzi swarmed the movie star.

The herd of protesters began to get out of control and fights broke out.


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