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Lam vs Lamb


Lam vs Lamb. The thief was on the lam for stealing the farmer’s lamb. Don’t get caught with writing errors, use ErrNET copyediting technology!

Lam as a verb means to hit (someone) hard; attack.
Lam as a noun means in flight, especially from the police.

Lamb is a noun that means a young sheep; the flesh of young sheep as food; used figuratively as a symbol of meekness, gentleness, or innocence; used to describe or address someone regarded with affection or pity, especially a young child.

Lam and lamb are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Lam” and “lam” are frequently misused in English writing. To avoid making this mistake in your writing, please use ErrNET copyediting technology to proofread your work!

Lam sentence examples:

In the 1993 American action thriller film “The Fugitive,” Dr. Richard Kimble, played by Harrison Ford, was erroneously accused of killing his wife and was on the lam during most of the film trying to prove his innocence.

“The Texas Seven” was a group of seven violent prisoners who escaped from a Texas maximum security prison in 2000, and were ultimately captured after being on the lam for over a month.

According to the U.S. Marshals, being on the lam is very stressful and exhausting, and most fugitives are actually relieved when they are apprehended.

When the detectives went to arrest the murder suspect, they discovered that he had fled to Mexico and was ultimately on the lam for three years before he was caught.

Lamb sentence examples:

I am grilling delicious lamb chops for dinner tonight.

The farmer had a pet lamb on his farm for his grandchildren to play with when they visited.

“Mary Had a Little Lamb” is a popular American nursery rhyme first published in 1830, and is famous for being the first music recorded by Thomas Edison on his newly invented phonograph in 1877.

I had the most delicious lamb souvlaki for lunch yesterday.


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