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Mind vs Mined

Mind vs Mined. When he was paid, the environmentalist didn’t mind when his land was mined for gold. ErrNET copyediting will mine your writing errors for you!

Mind as a noun is the element of a person that enables them to be aware of the world and their experiences, to think, and to feel; the faculty of consciousness and thought; a person’s intellect; a person’s attention.
Mind as a verb is to be distressed, annoyed, or worried by; to regard as important; to feel concern about; to take care of temporarily.

Mined is the past tense form of the verb “mine”, which means to obtain (coal or other minerals) from a mine; to lay explosive mines on or just below the surface of (the ground or water).

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

Mind sentence examples:

Why don’t you mind your own business!

Will you please mind the children why I go get something to eat?

He has a great mind but he just cannot get along with people.

The optical illusion in the museum certainly played a mind trick on me.

Have you lost your mind?

Mined sentence examples:

The corporation spent millions of dollars on their excavation and mined every last bit of coal from the site.

The infantry could not advance until the heavily mined area surrounding them was cleared.

The excavation company was slapped with a huge fine because they mined an area without a permit.

The mined area was eventually used as a garbage landfill.

The geologist determined that the site had been heavily mined due to its lack of minerals.

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