Use of Homophones in Sentences

Homophones are the words that possess the same pronunciation, but different meaning as well as spelling. Generally, they come in a group, or sometimes, these words can be three or four. It is essential to learn the most common homophones to use these words appropriately in writing. Keep in mind a wrong word can change the entire meaning of a sentence. An example can make it clear.

  • Buy- to purchase something
  • Bye- goodbye
  • Scent- perfume
  • Cent- copper penny
  • Aisle- the walkway
  • isle- island
  • Accept- receive
  • Except- exclude
  • Weather- atmosphere
  • Whether- It is a conjunction and it is used while including choices in the sentences
  • Made- created, built
  • Maid- servant

Examples of some Homophones used in the sentences:

  • New (recent, brand-new) –I have bought a new red color top yesterday.
    Knew (past form of the verb ‘know’) – I knew that Jim’s birthday is in this month.
  • Pear (a kind of fruit) – I love to have pear as it is juicy.
    Pair (two of something, couple) – I have a nice pair of red shoes.
  • Sea (large body of water) -It is always refreshing to spend some days near the blue sea.
    See (visualize, look at) – I must see both the sides of any change in education.
  • Be (happen)-My brother wants to be a mythological writer.
    Bee (honey bee, stinging insect) – Pooh eats honey and hence, bees are always around him.
  • Hair (haircut, fur) – She has nice and silky long hair.
    Hare (one kind of animal) – Hare is a fast-running animal with long ears.
  • Right (fair, good) – According to her mother, she is always right.
    Write (draft, create) – She has to write 3 articles per day.

Find the differences between there/ their/ they’re

  • There- Please keep the books there.
  • Their- Their family is quite liberal.
  • They’re (they are) – After school, they are going to see the football match today.
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Author: Ella Madison

I am a blogger interested in English Grammar and going to write the blog on grammar topics. It would help the students in learning grammar efficiently.

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