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May 24 2017   5:13PM GMT

Haul vs. Hall – Which is correct?

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The amount of money a customer invests in a service can reduce a company’s churn rate and increase the chances they’ll stick with around for the long ______.

A. haul
B. hall

Answer: A

Haul and hall are commonly confused since they are homophones, which means they sound the same when spoken but are spelled differently and have different meanings.

Hall is a noun that is an interior corridor leading to other rooms or a large room within a house or other building.

Haul is a verb that means to pull or drag something with great effort or difficulty to transport to another location. In the sentence above, long haul means a long distance or a considerable amount of time.

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