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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.   
 
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.   

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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.


THIS IS PART I - GO to PART II

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.”



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.