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Let’s talk about homophones.You wouldn’t mind knowing 50+ examples of homophones in English, would you? Quite often, homophones make us get our spellings wrong. That’s how important they are in your English learning.
What do you know about homophones in English? I believe that as soon as you get to know some examples of homophones, you will know what homophones are.
What are Homophones?
Homophone is a term used to refer to those words in the English whose spelling keep playing tricks on our minds. This is just because words that are homophones tend to have twin brothers (or sisters?) when it comes to their pronunciation.
Beating about the bush, right? Okay, look at this simple grammatical formula:
2 or more words of different spelling and meaning that sound the same when they are pronounced = Homophones
In Literature, the use of a pair of homophones can produce what is called rhyme.
We want to make sure that the (wrong/confused) spelling of these tricky words don’t make you appear as if you never practiced spelling back in school.
That is the reason why I have decided it is time I brought as many examples of homophones as I can to you, my dear reader.
Examples of Homophones
Just take a look at them. Here they come!
erstwhile/elsewhere (If you’re not careful you may end up pronouncing them the same way, but no, please)
heroin/heroine (Oops, what a contrasting similarity!)
hole/whole (I make this mistake quite often.)
prosecute/persecute (Not same pronunciation but can be a bit confusing, don’t you think so?)
Now, let me stop here with my examples of homophones before I begin to trespass into unrelated territory.
I intend to see you some other time on more of this.
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