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Lightening vs Lightning
Lightening vs Lightning. The lightening of the sky was caused by the lightning during the storm. Lightening the load of writing errors is ErrNET’s expertise!
Lightening as a verb is to make or become lighter in weight, pressure, or severity; to make or become more cheerful or less serious; to make or become lighter or brighter.
Lightening as a noun is a drop in the level of the uterus during the last weeks of pregnancy as the head of the fetus engages in the pelvis.
Lightning as a noun is the occurrence of a natural electrical discharge of very short duration and high voltage between a cloud and the ground or within a cloud, accompanied by a bright flash and typically also thunder.
Lightning as an adjective is very quick.
Because of their similar pronunciations and spellings, lightening and lightning are two of the most confused and misused words in English writing. Use ErrNET, the world’s leading copyediting technology, to avoid making this mistake in your writing!
Lightening sentence examples:
Her attempt at lightening the mood of the tense situation definitely backfired.
Lightening your hair for the summer would be a good idea and fashionable.
Lightening your work load will do wonders for lowering your current stress level.
Your bedroom is dark and could use a little lightening up with a fresh coat of white paint.
I think a little alcohol will help in lightening up this boring dinner party.
Lightning sentence examples:
The new owners of the old house left the lightning rod on the roof to maintain the historical integrity of the house.
The thunder and lightning storm was so loud that it woke me up in the middle of the night.
The golfer was struck by a huge bolt of lightning but miraculously survived.
The lightning was so intense last night that it lit up the entire house.
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