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Marshal vs Marshall vs Martial

Marshal vs Marshall vs Martial. Marshall, a US Marshal, was very skilled in martial arts. Deputize ErrNET for all of your copyediting needs!

Marshal as a noun is an officer of the highest rank in the armed forces of some countries, including France; a United States federal or municipal law officer; the head of a police or fire department (North America); an official responsible for supervising public events, especially sports events or parades.
Marshal as a verb is to arrange or assemble (a group of people, especially soldiers) in order.

Marshall is a noun, which is always capitalized, that means a first name, usually male; a city in NE Texas, US; a town in central Missouri, US.

Martial is an adjective that means of or appropriate to war; inclined or disposed to war; warlike.

Marshal, Marshall and martial are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Marshal”, “Marshall” and “martial” are easily confused and misused words in English writing. To avoid making this mistake, and thousands of others, in your writing, use ErrNET, the world’s leading proofreading technology!

Marshal sentence examples:

It took over a year but the dedicated US Marshal finally tracked down and caught the elusive fugitive.

The fire marshal will be here at 1PM today to inspect the building.

The general instructed the commander to marshal his troops and prepare for battle.

The marshal had to remove ten people from the sporting event for obnoxious, drunken behavior.

Marshall sentence examples:

The young couple decided to name their first-born son Marshall.

Marshall is a city in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Texas, with a population of 23,523, according to the 2010 census.

The Marshall Tucker Band is an American Southern rock/country rock band originally from Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Marshall is a city in Saline County, Missouri, United States, with a population of 13,065 according to the 2010 census, and is home to Missouri Valley College.

Martial sentence examples:

The rebels were tried in a martial court that was presided over by a military judge.

Under martial law, the military takes power over local law enforcement and assumes control of an area.

For self-defense, the single woman decided to take a class in martial arts.

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