Have you noticed that English has a lot of words that seem similar? There are a lot of words in English that you pronounce the same but write differently. Let’s look at some!
I and EYE
I have blue eyes.
ADD and AD
Add is mathematics. Ad is publicity.
SEE and SEA and C
See is look. Sea is ocean. C is a letter.
MEAT and MEET
Meat is chicken, pork, and beef. Meet is “Nice to meet you!”
ATE and EIGHT
I ate half a hot dog. I can’t eat eight (8) hot dogs!
(“Ate” is the past tense of “eat.”)
NEW and KNEW
I don’t like my new hair cut. My sister knew it was a bad idea.
(“New” is not old. “Knew” is the past tense of “know.”)
YOU’RE and YOUR
YOU’RE is the contraction for you are. YOUR is possessive.
*Remember: “You’re welcome” is correct. “Your welcome” is bad English.
Many Americans confuse “your” and “you’re.” Please be better than them!
English has a lot of words that you spell differently but pronounce the same. Here is a list of some homophones. Don’t worry. You don’t learn them all in one day. You learn them in years and years!