What are homophones?


Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meanings. They also have different spellings. These are some homophones that often confuse people:

  • 'here' eg "put it down here" and hear eg "Speak louder, I can't hear you"
  • 'see' eg "it's so dark, I can't see anything" and 'sea' eg "let's go swim in the sea"
  • 'be' eg "will you be my friend?" and 'bee' eg "the bumble bee was on the flower"
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