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Mail vs Male


Mail vs Male. The mail carrier position used to be a male-dominated occupation but is now about 40% female. ErrNET will deliver perfect writing!

Mail as a noun is letters, packages, etc., that are sent or delivered by means of the postal system; the postal system; (computing) e-mail.
Mail as a verb is to send (a letter or package) using the postal system.

Male as an adjective is of or denoting the sex that produces small, typically motile gametes, especially spermatozoa, with which a female may be fertilized or inseminated to produce offspring.
Male as a noun is a male person, plant, or animal.

Mail and male are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Mail” and “male” are easily confused and misused words in English writing. Before you mail any letters, be sure to proofread them with ErrNET, the world’s leading copyediting technology!

Mail sentence examples:

Do you know if the mail has been delivered yet?

If you mail your letter before 4 PM today it should get there by Thursday.

Will you please check the mail to see if my tax return has arrived?

I think being a mail carrier would be a great job because you’re outside, you get exercise, and you meet new people.

By law, health insurance companies have to mail their statements rather than send them electronically.

I received the new book through a mail order.

Male sentence examples:

I saw the most attractive woman last night but to my surprise, I found out later that she was actually a male dressed in drag.

The dog breeder recommended that we get a female because male dogs tend to stray much more often.

The female chromosome is “XX” and the male chromosome is “XY”.

In general, the male species is more aggressive while the female species is more emotional and nurturing.

The male end of an extension cord is the one with the plug prongs.


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