We’ll vs. Wheel

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We’ll and wheel are commonly confused words that are pronounced in the same way but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the different meanings of the homophonic words we’ll and wheel, the word origins of the terms, and some examples of their English usage in sentences.

We’ll is a contraction that means we will or we shall. In English, a contraction is an abbreviated word formed by removing a letter or multiple letters from a longer word or phrase. The omitted letters are replaced by an apostrophe.

A wheel is a circular object that is usually attached to an axle, which it rotates around to propel a vehicle or to make a part of a machine move. A wheel is a part of a machine; most particularly, a method of conveyance such as a cart or an automobile. A wheel is used to steer a machine like a car or truck. Wheel may also be used as a verb to mean to move something by the manner of rolling it on wheels, or the verb wheel may mean to turn quickly. Related words are wheels, wheeled, wheeling. The word wheel is derived from the Old English word, hwēol.


Blue and White minister: ‘Good chance’ we’ll vote to dissolve Knesset next week (The Times of Israel)

Next time we’re at a Warriors or Giants game, we’ll be thankful for 2020’s lessons (The San Francisco Chronicle)

While primarily a front-wheel-drive minivan, Chrysler’s all-wheel-drive Pacifica intelligently sends power to the rear wheels when the wipers are on or when you turn the wheel sharply or when it senses a slippery road. (Newsweek Magazine)

The Louisiana rapper was wheeled into the Exquis Event Center by friends, sharing video footage of his arrival on Instagram. (New York Post)

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