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Edit This Grammar Lesson: Board vs. Bored


Welcome to another Edit This® grammar lesson. In today's blog post, we will discuss board vs. bored. Do you know the difference between them?


Board and Bored are examples of homophones – words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings. And they trip more people up than you think.


So, let's dive right in, shall we?

Board has a few meanings. It can mean a flat piece of material such as wood. It can also be used when talking about getting on or into something, such as boarding a boat. It also refers to a league, association, or governing body.


* He covered the hole with three wooden boards.

* The board will review your request shortly.

* You and your party can board the boat now.

Bored simply means to lack interest in something.


* I have never been that bored in all my life.

* The movie was unbelievably boring.

* I was bored to tears.


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