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Loan vs Lone


Loan vs Lone. The lone loan officer ran the office by himself when all of his co-workers were ill. Be the lone superstar when you use ErrNET copyediting!

Loan as a noun is a thing that is borrowed, especially a sum of money that is expected to be paid back with interest.
Loan as a verb is to borrow (a sum of money or item of property).

Lone is an adjective that means having no companions; solitary or single; lacking the support of others; isolated; (of a place) unfrequented and remote.

Loan and lone are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Loan” and “lone” are commonly confused and misused words in English writing. To avoid making this error in your writing, use ErrNET, the world’s leading proofreading technology!

Loan sentence examples:

Because my credit was so bad, I did not qualify for the loan.

The loan officer called and left a message that you qualified for the home mortgage.

I suggest that you shop around more because the interest rate on this loan seems too high to me.

The loan qualifications for the bank were so stringent that only 10% of applicants were accepted.

After James was turned down for the bank loan, he decided to re-apply and ask his father to be a cosigner.

Lone sentence examples:

The Lone Ranger is a fictional masked former Texas Ranger who fought outlaws in the American Old West with his Native American friend, Tonto.

The campers were somewhat spooked by the incessant howl of the lone wolf late at night.

Texas is nicknamed the Lone Star State to signify Texas as a former independent republic, and as a reminder of the state’s struggle for independence from Mexico.

The lone survivor of the shipwreck was spotted and rescued by the US Coast Guard.


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