Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Do You Know What a Homophone Is?

So what is a homophone?

Definition: each of two or more words having the same pronunciation but different meanings, origins, or spelling.

A few examples:  

ate  -  eight
be  -  bee
mail  -  male
weight  -  wait

And one you'll see all over the Internet:

There ... Their ... They're

There . . . . . . . in or at that place
Their . . . . . . .  possessive form of they

They're . . . contraction of "they are"

Do you have any words that trip you up?

1 comment:

Shannon Lawrence said...

I frequently have to think about effect and affect. On the surface, I've got them, but there are some sentences where they mess with me.