Homophones and Homographs, oh, my!

Updated: Aug 13, 2020

Hey, there!

Homophones and homographs are not words that roll off the tongue very smoothly. You may be thinking, ”WHAT?!” I’ll get to that in a bit.

Welcome to the English language, my friend! There are NO rules, only exceptions. As you continue your journey in #ESLtests there will be MANY times where you will write a word and just continue on your merry way. WHY? Well, because you don’t know the difference between homophones and homographs, or you simply FORGOT. Spoiler alert- your #SCORE can go down if either scenario occurs.

Homophone- same pronunciation (DIFFERENT meaning and spelling)

Example: ate (past tense of eat) and eight (the number).

Homograph- same spelling (DIFFERENT meaning and (sometimes) DIFFERENT pronunciation) Example: watch (to see) and watch (what you wear on your wrist).

Knowing the difference and writing these words correctly will lead to success!

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