Homonyms with Harmony, Part 1–Introduction

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Hi SErs! It’s a day of Harmony here at Story Empire 🙂 Today, I’d like to start a new series of posts on Homonyms to share with you.

Homonyms, Homophones, andHomographs:

Words that fall under any of these three categories often confuse readers and writers alike. So, what are they?

HOMONYMS are two or more words that have the same sound orspellingbut differ inmeaning, such as Wave and Waive.

HOMOPHONES are two or more words, such asKnewandNew, which wepronouncethe same but that differ inmeaning, origin, and–often–spelling.

HOMOGRAPHS are words which we spell the same,but which differ in origin, meaning, and–sometimes–pronunciation, such as the verbBear(to carry or endure) and the nounBear(the animal).

BRITISH ENGLISH VERSUS AMERICAN ENGLISH: To add to the fun … erm, confusion! … we Brits and Americans (as well as other English-speaking nations)…

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