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.