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.
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? # 8
Hard to believe I've already been a member here at Story Empire for seven months! Seems like just yesterday I joined the group. Funny, though. It's also been seven months since I got put on house arrest by my doctor. One of these scenarios has passed by a lot more quickly than the other! … Continue reading Why Write Wrong? # 8
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