50+ Examples of Homophones

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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!

aid/aide

allowed/aloud

alter/altar

bail/bale

discrete/discreet

board/bored

born/borne

brake/break

cash/cache

canvas/canvass

corps/core

cast/caste

cereal/serial

sight/site

click/clique

coarse/course/cause

complement/compliment

check/cheque

counsel/council

decent/descent

erstwhile/elsewhere (If you’re not careful you may end up pronouncing them the same way, but no, please)

exalt/exult

fair/fare

flair/flare

flee/flea

foreword/forward

fowl/foul

gait/gate

gel/jell

hair/hare

haul/hall

heal/heel

hear/here

heroin/heroine (Oops, what a contrasting similarity!)

hoarse/horse

hole/whole (I make this mistake quite often.)

idle/idol

led/lead

lesson/lessen

loan/lone

mail/male

maize/maze

marshal/martial

metal/mettle

medal/meddle

miner/minor

moral/morale

muscle/muzzle

naval/navel

piece/peace

pail/pale

parish/perish

peek/peak

pedal/peddle

prosecute/persecute (Not same pronunciation but can be a bit confusing, don’t you  think so?)

plain/plane

pole/poll

pray/prey

premiere/premier

profit/prophet (Well?)

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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Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

Ralph spends his day working as an online entrepreneur and e-learning strategist. As a digital publishing trainer/consultant, he continues to develop massive interest in SEO-content writing. He writes extensively on lifelong learning for personal development issues. Ralph is the CEO of RN Digital Media Enterprise - a content marketing services platform he founded in 2017.

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