Tuesday, 19 February 2013 10:57
It's no secret English is tough to learn. Some of it has to do with homophones and heterophones We've had fun before with words that sound alike but have different spellings and meanings—homophones, like bare and bear.
This time we've got heterophones*—words that look alike but have diffferent pronounciations and meanings.
There are lots of double words with different meanings. Some are spelled alike but sound differently (desert/desert) ... others sound alike but are spelled differently (ore/oar/or). Try a few on your own. It's a fun game for book clubs...or any wordsmiths.
Don't You Just ♥ Words?
- Clara wound a bandage around his wound.
- Every number makes my mind grow number.
- The dump is full. Sorry, we must refuse your refuse.
- Don't desert me in the desert.
- Startled, the dove dove into the bushes.
- It's ugly, but I don't object to the object.
- No time like the present to present a good idea.
- The oarsmen had a row about how to row.
- She was too close to close the door.
- A handsome buck does like his does.
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