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Mall vs Maul

Mall vs Maul. The assailant mauled the shopper in the mall parking lot and took his wallet. ErrNET will beat up all of your writing errors!

Mall is a noun that means a large retail complex containing a variety of stores, and often restaurants and other business establishments, housed in a series of connected or adjacent buildings, or in a single large building.

Maul as a verb is to (of an animal) wound (a person or animal) by scratching and tearing.
Maul as a noun is a tool with a heavy head and a handle, used for tasks such as ramming, crushing, and driving wedges.

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

Mall sentence examples:

I always cringe when my wife says she’s going to the mall because it is a guarantee that she will spend tons of money on frivolous items.

The mall in the small town was the main hangout for teens.

Several stores at the mall are having a huge sale on Black Friday.

I must have waited over an hour in the mall parking lot for my wife to finish her shopping.

My mother used to drag me to the mall after she picked me up from school so she could shop and I hated it.

The huge lot sat empty for years until a big property development company came in and built a massive mall.

I could never live in this city because it is flat, too hot, and there is a strip mall everywhere you turn.

Maul sentence examples:

My father taught me how to use a maul and steel wedge to split firewood.

It is known etiquette in a gentleman’s club that one is not allowed to maul the dancers.

If I get into the cage with that lion he will maul me to death.

The mother was terrified that the neighbor’s dogs would get loose and maul her toddler.

The seasoned homicide detective had never seen anyone murdered with a maul until this case.

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