What are homophones?

Learn about homophones in this clip.


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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