Heel, He'll, or Heal?
The Quick AnswerWhat 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 arrive at 3pm.
- Has your scar healed?
Heel, He'll, or Heal?The words to heel, he'll, and heal all sound identical, but they have different meanings.
HeelThe 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. For example:
- 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'llHe'll is a contraction of he will. For example:
- 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.
HealThe verb to heal means to make healthy, whole, or sound. For example:
- 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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