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Moan vs Mown

Moan vs Mown. A moan emanated from the gardener when he realized not all of the grass had been mown. Mow down your writing errors with ErrNET!

Moan as a noun is a long, low sound made by a person expressing physical or mental suffering, complaining, or sexual pleasure.
Moan as a verb is to make a long, low sound expressing physical or mental suffering, complaining or sexual pleasure.

Mown is the past participle of the verb “mow”, which means to cut down (grass, grain, etc.) with a scythe or a machine.

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

Moan sentence examples:

When Steve and Mary approached the overturned vehicle, they heard a moan and realized someone was stuck inside the car and needed help.

I would usually moan several times when I was doing my homework because I hated it so much.

When she heard the moan from her parent’s room, she quickly realized what was going on in there and was disgusted.

I don’t want to hear you moan or complain about your job again.

When I hear my dog moan, I know she is not feeling well and usually take her to the vet right away.

Mown sentence examples:

Thank goodness the grass was mown yesterday because it is supposed to rain all week.

It was obvious that someone had mown a path through the tall grass to access the beach.

I have mown more lawns than anyone I know.

The lawn was beautifully mown and the hedges were perfectly manicured.

The tall grass in the pasture was mown down over a week ago.

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