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Knight vs Night


Knight vs Night. The knight would patrol the lord’s land under the darkness of night. Get your writing knighted with ErrNET copyediting technology!

Knight as a noun is (in the Middle Ages) a man who served his sovereign or lord as a mounted soldier in armor; a man devoted to the service of a woman or a cause; (in the UK) a man awarded a nonhereditary title by the sovereign in recognition of merit or service and entitled to use the honorific “Sir” in front of his name; a chess piece, typically with its top shaped like a horse’s head, that moves by jumping to the opposite corner of a rectangle two squares by three.
Knight as a verb is invest (someone) with the title of knight.

Night as a noun is the period of darkness in each twenty-four hours; the time from sunset to sunrise; the period of time between afternoon and bedtime; an evening.
Night as an exclamation is (informal) short for ‘good night’.

Knight and night are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Knight” and “night” are two words that are frequently misused in English writing. Use ErrNET proofreading technology to avoid making this error in your writing!

Knight sentence examples:

If I take his knight on the next move, then I will have a good chance at penetrating his defense.

She was tired of dating and wished that her knight in shining armor would arrive and sweep her off her feet.

Everyone thinks that the Queen will eventually knight him for all that he has contributed to the United Kingdom over the years.

The lone knight got lost during the battle and fought his way through enemy lines back to safe territory.

I can’t believe that I’ve lost my knight this early in the chess match.

Night sentence examples:

I wish this night would last longer because I’m having so much fun.

Do you have any problems falling asleep at night?

It’s too bad you couldn’t make it for dinner last night because we grilled the most delicious steaks.

You should only take this medicine at night because it will make you drowsy.

Night, I’ll see you in the morning.


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