Common Homophones in English - Improve your English writing | Free English lessons
Are you confused with similar sounding words in spoken English and are perplexed what’s the correct spelling of these words in English writing. This English lesson will clear your doubts.
A homophone is a word that is pronounced the same as another word but differs in meaning, and may differ in spelling.
In this Spoken English lesson, we will have a look at some examples of homophones.
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Allowed v/s aloud
Allowed means a permission that something or someone is allowed
Aloud means a lot of sound, very loud
Complacent v/s complaisant
Complacent means uncritical satisfaction with oneself
Complaisant means agreeable or obligated
Dear v/s deer
Dear means when you regard someone with affection
Deer is an animal that has a sharp face and horns and grazes on grass
Forth v/s fourth
Forth means moving away from the staring point
Fourth refers to the number four, used in sequence
Meet v/s meat
Meet means to come into someone’s presence
Meat is the flesh of an animal or mammal
Swat v/s SWOT
Swat means to give sharp blow while hitting
SWOT stands for Strength, weakness, opportunity and threat. It is an analysis technique used by companies.
Loan v/s lone
Loan mean debt with interest
Lone means to single out something
Well we hope that now you have a clear idea as to how homophones work and how it is very important to use the correct word especially in the written English form so that you don’t convey the wrong message while speaking or writing English.
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