Homophones

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Homophones

Intro

What is a homophone? What are some words that are homophones? and what are words that are spelled the same called?

Sample Problem

be/bee/bean

too,to,two


high,hey,hill


buns,pants,answer


too,to,two


word,wild,wind


Solution

A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling. The words may be spelled the same, such as rose (flower) and rose (past tense of “rise”), or differently, such as carat, caret, and carrot, or to, two, and too. Homophones that are spelled the same are also both homographs and homonyms.



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