THIS IS PART I - GO to PART II Hello English learners 😎
This is part I of English homophones.
I have added some new words that can be confusing also because they sound the same but mean something else. these words in english are called “homophones.”
I will include these in two parts because there are so many.
These are some of the homophones in English. I will post more at a later time.
The words that follow are not considered “homophones” but are also tricky words in english.
BARE/BEAR[edit | edit source]
- Bare (adj) - naked, uncovered.
“He walks in his bare feet.”
- Bear (noun) - a large furry mammal.
“I saw a big brown bear in the zoo.”
DO/DEW/DUE[edit | edit source]
- Dew (noun) - water drops accumulated on plants and objects outside during the night.
“The morning dew was on the grass.”
- Do (verb) - to carry out an action.
“What did you do yesterday?”
- Due (adj) - a date when something is expected to happen.
“The rent is due on Friday.”
EYE/I[edit | edit source]
- Eye (noun) - the part of one’s face used for vision.
“My eyes grow tired when I read too much.”
- I (pronoun) - first person, singular.
“I went to the store.”
HEAR/HERE[edit | edit source]
- Hear (verb) - the function of the ears.
“I can hear the music.”
- Here (adverb) - where you are located at the moment.
“I am here in the living room. You are there in the kitchen.”
HOUR/OUR[edit | edit source]
- Hour (noun) - 60 minutes of time.
“I will leave in one hour.”
- Our (pronoun) - possessive form of “we.”
“Our house is on the corner of the street.”
MALE/MAIL[edit | edit source]
- Male (adj. or noun) - masculine gender
“The new baby is a male.”
- Mail (verb or noun) - something sent through the post office, letters and packages, also email.
“I sent you a letter via the post office.”
RIGHT/WRITE[edit | edit source]
- Right (adj.) - meaning the side opposite “left” or being correct.
“My sister is right-handed.”
“He did the right thing to help the children.”
- Write (verb) - expressing ideas on paper or keyboard.
“I want to write a letter.”
SON/SUN[edit | edit source]
- Son (noun) - a male child
“My son is playing soccer.”
- Sun (noun) - the star at the center of our solar system.
“The sun was bright today. We had no rain.”
ONE/WON[edit | edit source]
- One (noun) - number after 0 and before 2.
“There was only one person in the room.”
- Won (verb) - form of “to win” past tense.
“I won the game yesterday.”
WEAR/WHERE[edit | edit source]
- Wear (verb) - to have clothing on one’s body.
“He was wearing a sweater.”
- Where (interrogative) - a question that asks for a location.
“Where is the school?”
WAIT/WEIGHT[edit | edit source]
- Wait (verb) - postpone time and remain in one place.
“Wait for the bus.”
- Weight (noun) - the measure of heaviness.
“He was a heavy weight man.”
TO/TWO/TOO[edit | edit source]
- To (preposition) - a direction forward.
“I am going to the store.”
- Two (noun) - number after l, before 3.
“It takes two to form a marriage.”
- Too (adverb) - also, in addition to.
“John went shopping and Mary went shopping too.”
Other Lessons[edit | edit source]
- Parts of the Body
- “In the office” or “at the office”
- Altogether and all together
- As well as
- Animal Sounds
- Slang contractions
- At all
- Give up VS Abandon
- Asking Directions
- Phrasal Verbs with OFF