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Miner vs Minor

Miner vs Minor. The minor used fake ID to qualify for the miner position, which requires one to be at least 18. ErrNET detects much more than minor errors!

Miner is a person who works in a mine (also called a mineworker), especially a commercial mine producing coal or metallic ores; a mechanical device used in mining.

Minor as an adjective is lesser, as in size, extent, or importance; having low rank, status, position, etc.
Minor as a noun is a person under the age of full legal responsibility; (music) a minor key, interval, or scale; a college student’s subsidiary subject or area of concentration; the minor leagues in a particular professional sport, especially baseball.

Miner and minor are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Miner” and “minor” 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!

Miner sentence examples:

The coal miner suffered from emphysema in his later life due to long-term exposure to coal dust and other irritants.

To keep up with family tradition, the young man decided to become a miner just like his father and grandfather.

If I become a miner, I will make a good salary because they are well-compensated due to the risk and danger involved.

My friend looked so ridiculous dressed up as a miner for Halloween.

I’ve heard that the life of a miner is very rough.

Minor sentence examples:

I have chosen philosophy as my minor.

You are not allowed to be in the bar since you are still a minor.

Because the crime was a minor offense, he did not have to spend any time in jail.

This is a minor issue and you should not worry about it anymore.

Unfortunately the new third baseman did not perform well at the major league level so he was sent down to the minor leagues.

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