Great Vs Grate

Great Vs Grate

Homophones are the words that sound the same, yet have different meanings. In this article we will see the difference between Great and Grate and their correct usages.

Great Vs Grate

Great: (adjective) of an extent, amount, or intensity considerably above average; of ability, quality, or eminence considerably above average; an important or distinguished person

For e.g.

  • The visiting team from Russia put up a great ballet performance for the distinguished guests.
  • Great friendships stand the test of time.
  • The article was of great interest.

Grate: (verb) reduce (food) to small shreds by rubbing it on a grater; make an unpleasant rasping sound.

For e.g

  • The chef wanted to put grated carrots into the Thai soup to make it easy to digest for kids.
  • As soon as the huge door to the ancient castle was opened, its hinges made a grating sound.


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