English Vocabulary: Homophones

Homophones are words with same pronunciation with different meaning and/or 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. But that can be discussed at some other time.

Recently in one of our blogs we had asked our readers if they knew about homophones. We got tremendous response over social media. We decided to make a list and publish it over here.

airheir
aisleisle
ante-anti-
eyeI
barebear
bebee
brakebreak
buyby
cellsell
centscent
cerealserial
coarsecourse
complementcompliment
damdamn
deardeer
diedye
fairfare
firfur
flourflower
forfour
hairhare
healheel
hearhere
himhymn
holewhole
hourour
idleidol
ininn
knightnight
knotnot
knowno
mademaid
mailmale
meatmeet
morningmourning
nonenun
oaror
onewon
pairpear
peacepiece
plainplane
poorpour
prayprey
principalprinciple
profitprophet
realreel
rightwrite
rootroute
sailsale
seasee
seamseem
sightsite
sewso
shoresure
solesoul
somesum
sonsun
stairstare
stationarystationery
stealsteel
suitesweet
tailtale
theirthere
totoo
toetow
waistwaste
waitweight
wayweigh
weakweek
wearwhere

 

Leave a Reply