This post explores the origins of homonyms—words spelt and pronounced the same but with different meanings. We’ll discover how we use them in everyday writing and speech. Read on to discover the history behind the fascinating use of homonyms in the English language.
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Homonyms with Harmony, Part 2–American and British English Conventions
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay Hi SErs! It's a day of Harmony here at Story Empire 🙂 Today, as promised in Homonyms with Harmony Part 1--Introduction, I'd like to share with you some common differences between US and UK spellings as well as word usage. And, as this is Admin Professional's Day, what better time than to … Continue reading Homonyms with Harmony, Part 2–American and British English Conventions
Homonyms with Harmony, Part 1–Introduction
Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay 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, and Homographs: Words that fall under any of these three categories often confuse readers and writers alike. So, what are they? HOMONYMS are … Continue reading Homonyms with Harmony, Part 1–Introduction
#WhyWriteWrong? – #10
Happy Fall, Y’all! And a Happy Thanksgiving to our friends here in the United States. It's Marcia back again with another Why Write Wrong post. Quick & easy today: I have a pair of homophones I see being misused more often than you might think, and which, btw, can cause some totally unexpected—and undesirable--images to … Continue reading #WhyWriteWrong? – #10
Why Write Wrong #9
Good Morning from way down here in Florida, everyone! Marcia here, and I hope today finds you in good health, happy spirits, and ready to take a look at some words frequently spelled or used incorrectly. Today, I have several easy homophones to share. These words sound exactly alike, but are each spelled differently and … Continue reading Why Write Wrong #9
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