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Summary

Using homophones

In a nutshell

Homophones are two or more words that sound the same when spoken aloud but that are spelt differently and have two different meanings. In this summary, you will learn some the most common homophones.



Common homophones

In English, some very common words sounds the same yet have different meanings. It is important to be able to identify them. Below are some examples of common homophones you may run into in your reading and writing.


their​

there

hear

here

too
two
right
write

be

bee

effect

affect

through

threw

see
sea
sun
son
bear
bare
deer
dear
meat
meet




Tip: Try to picture the word you want to use and concentrate on its spelling. This will help you focus on the correct spelling and meaning.


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