What Are Homophones?
Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but they have different meanings and are usually
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waist, waste wait, weight
way, weigh weak, week
wear, where
Let’s use a few in sentences:
Be careful around the figurines ...
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  1. 1. What Are Homophones? Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but they have different meanings and are usually spelled differently as well. They usually occur in groups of two but sometimes they can be three or four in a group. It’s important to recognize and identify the most common homophones because the spelling can change the entire meaning of a sentence! Here is a list of the most common homophones. Examples of Homophones air, heir aisle, isle ante-, anti- bare, bear, bear be, bee brake, break buy, by cell, sell cent, scent cereal, serial coarse, course complement, compliment dam, damn dear, deer die, dye eye, I fair, fare fir, fur flour, flower hair, hare heal, heel hear, here him, hymn hole, whole hour, our idle, idol in, inn knight, night knot, not know, no made, maid mail, male meat, meet morning, mourning none, nun oar, or one, won pair, pear peace piece plain, plane poor, pour pray, prey principal, principle profit, prophet real, reel right, write root, route sail, sale sea, see seam, seem sew, so, sow sight, site shore, sure sole, soul some sum son, sun stair, stare stationary, stationery steal, steel suite, sweet tail, tale their, there to, too, two toe, tow
  2. 2. waist, waste wait, weight way, weigh weak, week wear, where Let’s use a few in sentences: Be careful around the figurines because they break easily. Press gently on the brake to slow the car down. We saw a grizzly bear while vacationing in the mountains. I can’t bear this burden any longer. The cupboards are bare. The poor man only had one cent to his name. I love the scent of gardenias. That poem is very dear to me. There were seven deer grazing in our pasture. I hope my plants don’t die in this heat. Rebecca wants to dye her hair purple. The recipe calls for two cups of flour. She put a single flower in the vase. My hair is a mess! Have you read the story about the tortoise and the hare? Vegetarians do not eat meat. Where shall we meet for lunch? Let’s go buy a new pair of shoes. The fruit contained a banana, an apple, and a pear. My son is presently in the military. The sun is hidden behind the clouds. Katie went to town. I want to go to town, too. Why don’t the two of us go to town tomorrow? Most people think homophones are pretty cool and they enjoy learning about them. While it’s fun to explore all the different meanings and spellings of these words, it’s best to concentrate on those that are used more often in writing such as: ad, add ate, eight aunt, ant be, bee blew, blue buy, by, bye cell, sell hear, here hour, our its, it’s know, no meet, meat one, won their, there, they’re theirs, there’s to, too, two who’s, whose your, you’re Master these and you’ll drastically reduce your chance of using the wrong words in your writing!

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