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Homophones and near homophones

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Summary

Homophones and near 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 common homophones as well as some common near homophones.



Homophones

Homophones are spelt differently and have different meanings, but when spoken sound the same. 


Examples
whether
weather
aloud
allowed
mail
male
ascent
assent
bridal
bridle
passed
past
isle
aisle
led
lead
morning
mourning
heal
heel
grown
groan
bury
berry
knot
not



Near homophones

Besides homophones, there are also near homophones. These are words that are pronounced similarly but that have different meanings and different spellings. These words are tricky and are commonly mistaken for one another.


Examples
loose
lose
quiet
quite
further
father
advice
advise
accept
except
affect
effect


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