Heel, He'll, or Heal?

The Difference between "He'll," "Heel,"and "Heal"

"He'll," "heel," and "heal" are easy to confuse because they sound identical (i.e., they are perfect homonyms). However, their meanings are very different.
  • "He'll" is a contraction of "he will." For example:
    • He'll arrive at 3pm.
  • "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.
    • The cobbler will heel my black shoes.
  • "Heel" is a command to a dog to return to a spot behind its owner's foot. For example:
    • Bonzo, heel! correct tick
  • "To heal" means to make something sound or healthy again. For example:
    • The cut should heal in a few days.
heel or heal?

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


"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. correct tick
  • He'll go down in history as one of our finest leaders. correct tick


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. correct tick
  • I'm teaching my dog how to heel. correct tick
  • (Here, "heel" is a verb.)


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. correct tick
  • We shall heal our wounds, collect our dead, and continue fighting. correct tick
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.