Do homophones get you all confused and flustered? Do you know what you want to say, but don’t know which is the correct word to use?
Homophones are words that sound the same but are vastly different in meaning. And sometimes they even look the same until you realise there is only a one or two letter difference between each set of homophones.
Below is a list of the most common homophones, but this list is by no means complete:
for, four, fore
led, lead, lede
peek, peak, pique
rain, rein, reign
right, rite, write, wright
their, they’re, there
too, to, two
If you are unsure about which word to use pop over to www.dictionary.com and do a quick search on your two (or three) variations and select the correct word. It is important to choose the correct word otherwise your reader could become confused.
For two near-complete lists of homophones visit:
To recap: a homophone is two or more words that are pronounced the same but are different in meaning or spelling.
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