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Mood vs Mooed

Mood vs Mooed. The cows generally mooed when they were hungry, irritated or in a bad mood. ErrNET is udderly fantastic copyediting technology!

Mood as a noun is a temporary state of mind or feeling.
Mood as an adjective is (especially of music) inducing or suggestive of a particular feeling or state of mind.

Mooed is the past tense form of the verb “moo”, which is the characteristic deep, bellowing sound of a cow.

Mood and mooed are types of homonyms called heterographs, which are words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. “Mood” and “mooed” 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 copyediting technology!

Mood sentence examples:

I know something is wrong with her because she has been in a bad mood all day long.

People with manic depression experience severe and unpredictable mood swings.

Fresh-cut flowers and a candlelight dinner should get her in the mood, if you know what I mean.

This nice weather should put everyone in a good mood.

I would describe the general mood in the room as pensive.

I’m in no mood to argue with you right now.

I’m just not in the mood for Chinese food tonight.

Mooed sentence examples:

The cows mooed at me when I opened the gate to their grazing area.

The cows mooed for several hours last night, and we discovered in the morning that one of had given birth in the middle of the night.

At first I was scared when the cow mooed at me but the realized she was friendly and allowed me to pet her.

All of the cows were distressed and mooed at me when I approached the baby calf.

The cows frequently mooed whenever a car drove by the farm.

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