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Hostel vs Hostile

Hostel vs Hostile. The youth hostel residents became very hostile when the room rates were increased. Make your writing reader-friendly with ErrNET!

Hostel is a noun that means an establishment that provides inexpensive food and lodging for a specific group of people, such as students, workers, or travelers; short for youth hostel.

Hostile is an adjective that means unfriendly; antagonistic; of or belonging to a military enemy; opposed; (of a takeover bid) opposed by the company to be bought.

Hostel and hostile are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. These words are commonly misused in English writing. You can avoid this error completely by using ErrNET, the world’s leading copyediting technology!

Hostel sentence examples:

After the couple retired, they decided to convert the first floor of their home in to a hostel to make some extra money.

The hostel was eventually condemned and shut down permanently after several complaints by overnight guests about its condition.

I saved a lot of money by staying in a youth hostel when I traveled to Europe in my early twenties.

I highly recommend that you stay in this hostel because it is charming, clean, and the food is excellent.

The hostel that I wanted to stay in for this trip apparently burned down last year.

Hostile sentence examples:

The hostile takeover of the company left many employees without a job.

The infantry finally realized that they had crossed enemy lines and were now in hostile territory.

The hostile aircraft bombed the hell out of our oil refineries.

The hostile audience booed at the standup comedian’s jokes and began throwing things at him until he left the stage.

There was a hostile customer at the coffee shop today who cut in line and made a big stink at counter about her order.

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