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Let's learn a new word:
Do you know the meaning of the word homophone?
Homophone should not be confused with homophobe.
It has nothing to do with homophobia.
They are words with different meanings, yet they sound the same. Words that come to mind first—to, too, two or there/their/they're. Those are words used (or misused) daily.
However, there are many homophones in the English language.
Wikipedia says: A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word, but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of "rise"), or differently, such as karat, carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too.
Besides the above homophones, let's see how many others we can list.
How about staff and staph?
And those are just a few of the many homophones found in the English language. Anyone wonder why English is awkward?
For fun, you can check out this website for an abundance of homophones and their meanings. www.homophone.com
Spread the word!
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