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Homophones

Homophones are words that have the same sound but have a different meaning, and are very frequently spelt differently too. It’s important to be aware of these words as they confuse students and thus, usually are the reason why people make mistakes when spelling a word or misunderstand something.

Some examples of homophones are:

bite and byte which both sound exactly the same /baɪt/

whine and wine /waɪn/

Here’s a quiz with over thirty homophones for some practice on these confusing words.