Do you no watt words that sound the same butt are spelled differently are called?

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4 comments :

Anonymous said...

Homonyms. The republicans hate them because of the *homo* part.

Lindi said...

This one is a homophone (a type of homonym), not a homograph.

HOMONYMS are words that sound alike but have different meanings. Homophones are a type of homonym that also sound alike and have different meanings, but have different spellings.

HOMOGRAPHS are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings. Heteronyms are a type of homograph that are also spelled the same and have different meanings, but sound different.

WORDS THAT BOTH SOUND THE SAME AND ARE SPELLED THE SAME are both homonyms (same sound) and homographs (same spelling). Example: lie (untruth) and lie (prone); fair (county fair), fair (reasonable).

Confused? I was at first. lol

Andrew said...

Thanks so much for the clarification. Yes it is a bit confusing, but you can see why they would need the different categories, as they describe slightly different things. Thanks for the comment!

Mike Carlson said...

It really is confusing. I remember always getting confused with these words when I was in grade school.

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