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Most Confusing Homonyms

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Homonyms are words that sound the same but are spelled differently. Some of them can be quite confusing.

Rated 4 points - posted 10 years ago by mdolleris in category Other.
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their - there - they're Report Abuse
Their is the possessive adjective meaning belonging to them. There is an adverb meaning at or in that place. They're is a contraction of they are.
13 points - added 10 years ago by mdolleris - 2 comments
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These are not homonyms, they are homophones because they are spelled differently. Homonyms are spelled the same and sound the same.
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They're is by far the easiest to use. Their and There are the two most widely used improperly.
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its - it's Report Abuse
Its means belonging to it. It's is a contraction meaning it is.
11 points - added 10 years ago by mdolleris - 1 comment
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so easy
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coarse - course Report Abuse
Coarse is an adjective meaning rough, not smooth. Course is a noun meaning a class in which a subject is studied.
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morning - mourning Report Abuse
Morning is a noun meaning in the AM. Mourning is a noun meaning remembering the dead.
7 points - added 10 years ago by mdolleris - 1 comment
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Thank you for this. I needed some harder homophones to stick in a sentence for English class and these worked perfectly.
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right - write Report Abuse
Right is an adjective meaning correct or the direction. Write is a verb meaning to put something down on paper.
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affect - effect Report Abuse
Affect is a verb meaning to change or influence something or someone. Effect is a noun meaning the result of a change or influence.
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sole - soul Report Abuse
Sole is an adjective meaning the only one. Soul is a noun meaning the immortal part of a person.
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your - you're Report Abuse
Your means belonging to you. You're is a contraction meaning you are.
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buy - by- bye Report Abuse
Buy is a verb meaning to purchase. By is a preposition often used to express the agent in a passive sentence. Bye is a noun meaning farewell.
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to - too - two Report Abuse
To is a preposition meaning towards. Too is an adverb meaning also. Two is the number: 2.
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one - won Report Abuse
One is the number 1. Won is the past tense of the verb "to win."
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wait - weight Report Abuse
Wait is a verb meaning to remain ready for someone or something. Weight is a noun meaning an amount of heaviness.
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steal - steel Report Abuse
Steal is a verb meaning to take unlawfully. Steel is a noun that is a type of metal.
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capital - capitol Report Abuse
Capital is a town or city that is head of government. Capitol is a building where the government meets. The financial term is spelled capital.
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break - brake Report Abuse
Break is verb meaning to damage something or taking time off. Brake is a noun meaning a stopping device on a vehicle.
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beech Report Abuse
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scene - seen Report Abuse
Scene is a noun meaning visual location. Seen is the past participle of the verb "to see."
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fair - fare Report Abuse
Fair is an adjective meaning light skinned or of light complexion. Fare is a noun meaning the cost of a ticket. The carnival-like event is spelled fair.
-1 point - added 10 years ago by mdolleris - 1 comment
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fare verb does needs modifying adverb He fares well under the circumstances.
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Bare Bear Report Abuse
Bare means lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing. A bear is a big omnivorous mammal with thick fur and and a short tail
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bear - carry the burden/weight
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board - bored Report Abuse
Board is noun meaning a plank of wood. Bored is an adjective meaning not interested.
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stationary - stationery Report Abuse
Stationary is an adjective meaning standing still. Stationery is a noun meaning the piece of paper you write a letter on.
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resigns Report Abuse
If a player on a team resigns, he may have left the team, or re-signed a contract to stay with the team; directly opposite meanings and surely one of the worst homonyms. Also, the only homonym (not homophone) on this list so far.
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Homograph
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um... that is a homophone. homonyms are spelled the same. Report Abuse
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base - bass Report Abuse
Base is a noun meaning the bottom support of something. Bass is also a noun, but it means the lowest pitches in music, singer of the lowest pitches. The instrument is also spelled bass.
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