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Hoarse vs Horse


Hoarse vs Horse. His voice became hoarse from yelling at the horse races to cheer on his horse. Your writing will win, place, and show with ErrNET copyediting!

Hoarse is an adjective that means (of a person’s voice) sounding rough and harsh, typically as the result of a sore throat or of shouting.

Horse is a noun that means a solid-hoofed plant-eating domesticated mammal with a flowing mane and tail, used for riding, racing, and to carry and pull loads; an adult male horse; a stallion or gelding; a wild mammal of the horse family.

Hoarse and horse are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These words can get confused and misused in English writing. You can avoid this error completely by using ErrNET copyediting technology!

Hoarse sentence examples:

He would only listen to a certain radio station because he loved the sound of the female DJ’s hoarse voice.

A hoarse female voice usually sounds very sexy to men.

Robert screamed, yelled, and cheered so much at the rock concert last night that his voice was hoarse for the following few days.

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the larynx that causes a hoarse voice or temporary complete loss of the voice because of irritation to the vocal folds (vocal cords).

The opera singer could not perform last night because of a hoarse voice due to dehydration.

Horse sentence examples:

My sister purchased my niece a new saddle for her horse last Christmas.

The first time I rode a horse, I fell off and chipped my tooth.

I would never gamble on a horse race because it seems that the odds of winning are not great.

Unfortunately, a horse is usually put to sleep if it has a broken leg.

The now-extinct ancestor of the horse stood no higher than a medium-sized dog.


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