Tabs on Writing

The Business of Business Writing by John Tabellione, Principal at

Word of The Day: “homophone”

Date: 06 November 2009
Category: Grammar, Homophones, Special Words

For the most part we know that homonyms are words that have the same spelling and the same sound, but different meanings, e.g., bear (as in an animal) and bear (to shoulder).

Homophones are words that have the same sounds, but are spelled differently and have different meanings, such as compliment and complement discussed in an earlier post.

The feedback received from that posting is to do more of the same and so we will help to clarify the differences of some commonly used homophones.

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