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Homophones and Homographs in the language

Homophones and Gramophones are like important details in any language and in English they are many and I could say, an important topic when studying the language. I tell you that because Homophones and Homographs are very common in real English in use. It means that you will find these aspects easily when using the language.
So, let`s talk a little more about them:

Homophones – are words that have the same sound, but different spelling, ex.:

MEAT – MEET
HEEL – HEAL
ROAD – RODE (Past of ride)
BOARD – BORED
HIRE – HIGHER
WAY – WEIGH

Homographs – are words that the same spelling, but different pronunciations, ex.:

READ (Verb in the present) – READ (Verb in the past)
LIVES (3rd person of living) – LIVES (The plural of life)
POLISH (Nationality) – POLISH (VERB)
As you see, Homophones and Homographs can be a little bit tricky, but you can get it! It`s all about practice !

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Hello Everybody!!! I am Antônia Sales, a Brazilian English teacher. I have been teaching English since 2004. I also work as a translator and I hope to share what I know and also to learn more with all of you. Together, we are going through the amazing world of English language. Let`s go !!! bye

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