Use the word "erase" when removing something with the rubber end of a pencil. You can also use the word "erase" for chalkboards and whiteboards.
These pencils have erasers.
- Rita erased her mistake.
- You need to erase that and start over.
- Don’t erase your mistakes. Leave them on your paper so that you can see what you did wrong.
- Could someone erase the chalkboard, please?
- I’m erasing something I wrote on the whiteboard.
There are a few other things that can be erased:
- I erased the videotape because it had something embarrassing on it.
- Someone erased my old audio recordings on the cassettes.
- Shayne wishes she could erase the painful memories she has of that night.
- Don erased several inches from his waistline after going on a diet.
- Do you know how to erase wrinkles around the eyes?
The noun form of this word is "eraser."
- I need an eraser.
- Use your eraser to correct the mistake.
- The students who were caught throwing erasers around the room were sent to the principle’s office.
Note: When working with digital information, we often use the word "delete" instead of "erase."
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January 30, 2013