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Hoes vs Hose


Hoes vs Hose. The dirty hoes would need a good hose down before they were put away. Hose down your writing errors with ErrNET copyediting technology!

Hoes is the plural form of the noun “hoe”, which means a long-handled implement having a thin, flat blade usually set transversely, used to break up the surface of the ground, destroy weeds, etc.

Hose as a noun is a flexible tube conveying water, used especially for watering plants and in firefighting; stockings, socks, and tights (especially in commercial use).
Hose as a verb is to water, spray, or drench with a hose.

Hoes and hose 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. Hose down all of your writing errors with ErrNET, the world’s leading copyediting technology!

Hoes sentence examples:

When the landscaper went to the hardware store, he noticed that the hoes were on sale so he purchased three of them.

Go get the hoes out of the back of the pickup because we have a lot of dirt to break up for this project.

To the gardener’s disbelief, two hoes broke at the job site in the same day.

The inventive gardener strapped three hoes together to break up the dirt faster.

The gardener accidentally left two of his hoes at his client’s home, and when he retrieved them, they were rusted from the heavy rain over the weekend.

Hose sentence examples:

A fire hose is a high-pressure hose that carries water or other fire retardant (such as foam) to a fire to extinguish it.

The usual working pressure of a fire hose can vary between 116 and 290 psi, while its bursting pressure can be up to 1,204 psi.

A garden hose is such a pain in the ass to wind up after using it.

The gardener’s client requested that he hose off the dirt in his driveway.

My dog just loves chasing the water from the hose when I water my plants.


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