Heel, He'll, or Heal?

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He'll, Heel, or Heal?

What is the difference between "heel," "he'll," and "heal?
  • A "heel" is the back part of a foot. To heel means to fit or renew the back part of a show or boot. For example:
    • I have blisters on my heels.
    • My black shoes need heeling.
  • "He'll" is a contraction of "he will." For example:
    • He'll arrive at 3pm.
  • "To heal" means to make something sound or healthy again. For example:
    • Has your scar healed?
heel or heal?

More about "Heel," "He'll," and "Heal"

The words "to heel," "he'll," and "heal" all sound identical, but they have different meanings.


The noun "heel" is the back part of a foot. It also describes the raised back part of a shoe. The verb "to heel" means to fix or renew the back part of a shoe or a boot. It is also an instruction given to animals (usually dogs) to follow closely behind their owner.

Example sentences with "heel":
  • I haven't found a heel that's been too high for me yet.
  • I'm teaching my dog how to heel.
  • (Here, "heel" is a verb.)


"He'll" is a contraction of "he will."

Example sentences with "he'll":
  • What's special about Superman is that he'll always make the right choice.
  • He'll go down in history as one of our finest leaders.


The verb "to heal" means to make healthy, whole, or sound.

Example sentences with "heal":
  • If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.
  • We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead and continue fighting.
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