Whoa vs Woah

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Whoa

Meaning:

Common misspelling of 'woah.'

Examples:

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Woah

Meaning:

Woah is an interjection used to express surprise, amazement, or emphasis.

Examples:

1. Woah, that was close!

2. Woah, what just happened?

3. Woah, look at that!

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Synonyms

Antonyms

Whoa

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This word doesn't exist, so there are no antonyms for it.

Woah

1. Astonishment

2. Amazement

3. Wonderment

4. Stupefaction

5. Shock

1. Calm

2. Quiet

3. Sedate

4. Mellow

5. Keep one's cool

Tricks for mastery

Useful tips to understand the difference between confusing words "Whoa", "Woah".

1. Whoa is a common misspelling.

2. Woah is an interjection used to express excitement.

3. Remember correct spelling by dividing the word into two parts: 'Wo' (like what?!) and 'Ah' (like 'aha.')

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Frequently asked questions

In what situations should the word 'whoa' be used?

'Whoa' is a common misspelling of 'woah' and shouldn't be used in any contexts.

When is the appropriate context for using the word 'woah'?

'Woah' is is used as an exclamation of surprise, disbelief, or caution. It can also be used to show admiration or fascination. It is often used in an informal setting such as when somebody is excitedly telling a story or when two people are having an animated conversation.

Do the two words share the same pronunciation?

Yes, both words are typically pronounced the same way, with a long 'o' sound as in 'oh'.

What are some common mistakes people make when using these words?

The two words are often used interchangeably, but only one is correct.

Fill in the gaps to check yourself

1. ___, slow down!

2. We cant rush this, ___!

3. ___, did you see that?!

4. This is unbelievable, ___!

5. ___, this is incredible!

6. ___, this is too much for me to handle!

1. Woah, slow down!

Explanation: woah is used to express surprise, shock, or awe, which fits the context here of trying to slow down.

2. We cant rush this, woah!

Explanation: Woah is meant to express awe or amazement, which matches the context here of not rushing the task.

3. Woah, did you see that?!

Explanation: woah is used to express surprise, shock, or awe, which fits the context here of trying to express shock or surprise at something seen.

4. This is unbelievable, woah!

Explanation: Woah is meant to express awe or amazement, which matches the context here of expressing amazement at something unbelievable.

5. Woah, this is incredible!

Explanation: woah is used to express surprise, shock, or awe, which fits the context here of trying to express shock or surprise at something seen.

6. Woah, this is too much for me to handle!

Explanation: Woah is meant to express awe or amazement, which matches the context here of expressing amazement or awe at something overwhelming.

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