Grammar Graphics: Horse vs Hoarse

Posted: Tuesday, November 26th, 2013


We know that mastering the English language and all its quirks can be tricky, so we’ve rounded up some commonly mixed-up words and invented some silly scenes to go along with them. Use our Grammar Graphics to help make these words’ definitions — and differences— stick!

Feeling a little horse?


Wait, that’s not right.

Try as we might to avoid getting sick, it just seems inevitable this time of year—it starts off with a cough or a sniffle, and one morning you wake up with a hoarse throat that doesn’t go away. There’s a sticky “ack!” in the back of your throat. That’s one way to remember the difference of this homophone pair: Being sick puts the “a” in hoarse. Get it?

Hoarse and Horse

Have you avoided catching a cold this year? What’s your secret?

One Response to “Grammar Graphics: Horse vs Hoarse”

  1. Candice Abellon Says:

    Ironically, I am feeling hoarse today. Guess a seasonal cold finally got me.

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