ail vs. ale – The Correct Way to Use Each | Confusing Words
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Ail

Definition:

suffer from; cause physical pain or trouble to

Examples:

The old man ails from a weak heart.

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Ale

Definition:

a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume

Examples:

they drank ale at the party

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