Swollow vs. Swallow: What's the Difference?
"Swollow" is an incorrect spelling, while "Swallow" is correct. "Swallow" refers to either a bird species or the act of ingesting something through the throat.
Which is correct: Swollow or Swallow
How to spell Swallow?
Swollow is Incorrect
Swallow is Correct
Remember that "swallow" shares letters with "wall," helping to recall the correct 'w-a-l' sequence.
The correct spelling has the same 'a' as in "all," unlike "swollow."
Visualize a swallow (bird) flying over a wall to link the imagery with the correct spelling.
Associate the action of swallowing with the 'allow' part in the correct spelling.
Recall that "swollow" sounds like "hollow," which is incorrect for either the bird or the action.
Swollow and Swallow Definitions
Swollow is an incorrect spelling of swallow.
To accept or endure an unpleasant situation.
She had to swallow her pride and apologize.
The quantity of something that is swallowed in one gulp.
He took a small swallow of water.
To cause food or drink to pass from the mouth to the stomach.
He had to swallow his food quickly due to being late.
A small, migratory bird with long, pointed wings and a forked tail.
The barn swallow soared gracefully across the sky.
To suppress or hold back a reaction or emotion.
He swallowed his anger and remained calm.
To cause (food or drink, for example) to pass through the mouth and throat into the stomach.
To put up with (something unpleasant)
Swallowed the insults and kept on working.
Why is it called swallow?
Swallow is called so due to the action of drawing something down the throat.
What is the root word of swallow?
The root word of "swallow" is the Old English "swelgan."
What is the verb form of swallow?
The verb form is "swallow," as in "to swallow something."
Which vowel is used before swallow?
The vowel "a" is used before the 'llow' in swallow.
Which article is used with swallow?
The indefinite article "a" or the definite article "the" can be used with swallow.
Is swallow an abstract noun?
No, swallow is a concrete noun when referring to a bird and a verb otherwise.
What is the singular form of swallow?
The singular form is "swallow."
Is swallow an adverb?
No, swallow is not an adverb.
What is the pronunciation of swallow?
Swallow is pronounced as /ˈswɑː.loʊ/.
Is swallow a negative or positive word?
Swallow is neutral; its connotation depends on context.
Which conjunction is used with swallow?
Conjunctions like "and" or "but" can be used (e.g., swallow and breathe, swallow but don't chew).
Is swallow a countable noun?
Yes, when referring to the bird, swallow is a countable noun.
What is the plural form of swallow?
The plural form is "swallows."
What is a stressed syllable in swallow?
The first syllable, "swal," is stressed.
What is the first form of swallow?
The first form is "swallow."
What is the second form of swallow?
The second form is "swallowed."
Which preposition is used with swallow?
Prepositions like "down" or "up" can be used with swallow (e.g., swallow down, swallow up).
Is swallow a collective noun?
No, swallow is not typically used as a collective noun.
Is swallow a noun or adjective?
Swallow is both a noun and a verb, not an adjective.
Is swallow a vowel or consonant?
Swallow is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
Is the word swallow imperative?
It can be, as in the command "Swallow your food."
What is another term for swallow?
Ingest or consume can be synonyms for the verb form; for the bird, there's no direct synonym.
What is the third form of swallow?
The third form is also "swallowed."
How is swallow used in a sentence?
"The patient was advised to swallow the medicine with water."
Is the swallow term a metaphor?
Swallow can be used metaphorically, especially in its verb form.
How many syllables are in swallow?
Swallow has two syllables.
How do we divide swallow into syllables?
Swallow is divided as swal-low.
What part of speech is swallow?
Swallow is both a noun and a verb.
What is the opposite of swallow?
The opposite can be "spit out" or "regurgitate" for the verb form.
Which determiner is used with swallow?
Determiners like "a," "the," or "my" can be used with swallow.
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