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Hew vs Hue

Hew vs Hue. When he would hew wood, sparks, with an orange hue, would fly when the ax hit the concrete floor. Hew down your writing errors with ErrNET!

Hew is a verb that means chop or cut (something, especially wood) with an ax, pick, or other tool; to make or shape (something) by cutting or chopping a material such as wood or stone.

Hue is a noun that means a color or shade; the attribute of a color by virtue of which it is discernible as red, green, etc., and which is dependent on its dominant wavelength, and independent of intensity or lightness.

Hew and hue are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. Because of their identical pronunciations, these words can get confused and misused in English writing. Hew the heck out of your writing errors with ErrNET proofreading, the world’s leading error resolution technology!

Hew sentence examples:

Please take out the garbage and hew some more wood for the fire while you’re out there.

The stonemason used a special blade to hew and shape his handcrafted stones.

The ax blade was so dull that it could not even hew the wood.

During the winter he would hew wood for $10.00 per hour to make some extra money.

I will hew all of this wood but only after I clean and sharpen my ax blade.

Hue sentence examples:

Because of a technical malfunction, the television screen had a yellow hue.

The hue of the sunset last night was amazing.

The artist prefers to use a grey hue in his work, which is primarily oil on canvas.

The computer screen had a strange green hue, which was likely due to some type of virus.

His skin and eyes had a yellowish hue, which indicated that he likely had jaundice.

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