Course or Coarse?
Course or Coarse?What is the difference between "course" and "coarse"?
"Coarse" means rough or crude. For example:
- This sand is too coarse for the cement mix.
- There are children present. Stop being so coarse!
- A series of educational lessons. For example:
- I have signed up for an online French course.
- Part of a meal. For example:
- I can't eat nuts, so I will skip the third course.
- A direction. For example:
- That's an odd course to take.
- a three-course meal
- The sand is coarse. (The sand is not fine, i.e., gritty.)
- She has coarse manners. (Her manners are crude or rough.)
- These are coarse fish. (This refers to freshwater fish like perch. If it helps, think of them as not as refined as trout or salmon, which are classified as game fish.)
- I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes. It involves Russia. (Actor Woody Allen)
- English course
- You have been an excellent course.
- A southerly course
- The river changed course.
- The government took an unexpected course.
- A course of action
- The German ships coursed the Baltic.
- The stream coursed through the peat bog.
- We're having a three-course meal. The first course is white bait or mussels.
- To course after hares.
- of course
- Golf course
- Skiing course
The word "course" is far more common than "coarse." This flow diagram checks that you don't need "coarse" before advising you to use "course."
More about "Coarse" and "Course"The words "coarse" and "course" sound identical, but their meanings are very different. The most common query regarding "course" and "coarse" relates to meals. Meals are made up of courses not coarses. For example:
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CoarseThe adjective "coarse" means rough, crude, of low quality, or not fine in texture. For example:
Arse Is Coarse
|The British word "arse" is quite vulgar. In fact, it is coarse.|
Let it remind you of the meaning for coarse.
CourseThe word "course" has many meanings. It can be an adjective, a noun, or a verb. Listed below are the meanings of "course":
Education delivered in a series of lessons