Sounding the Same ---

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  1. nook1938

    nook1938 Supporting Member

    Words that sound the same when spoken but spelt different :-

    KNOW --- NO
    SCENE ---SEEN

    Just to start the ball rollin. :clap:
     
  2. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    seem - seam
    team - teem
    seed - cede
    meet - meat - mete
    meter - metre
     
  3. James Yelland

    James Yelland Active Member

    The word you are looking for is 'homophone'.
     
  4. nook1938

    nook1938 Supporting Member

    sorry Peter did I put it in the wrong place?
     
  5. nook1938

    nook1938 Supporting Member

    Then there { their } is WOULD --- WOOD
     
  6. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    bolder - boulder
    wright - rite - right - write
    might - mite
    flea - flee
     
  7. Brassy Lady

    Brassy Lady Member

    fairy - furry
    well they sound the same in a Lincolnshire accent! :tongue:
     
  8. nook1938

    nook1938 Supporting Member

    Yoke -- Yolk
    Beat -- Beet
    Bare -- Bear
    Bail -- Bale
    Boy -- Bouy
    By -- Bye
     
  9. jamieow

    jamieow Member

    Break - Brake
     
  10. Pythagoras

    Pythagoras Active Member

    Deaf, Death
     
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  12. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    throne - thrown
    manor - manner
    site - sight - cite
    war - wore
    where - wear - ware
     
  13. Flutey

    Flutey Active Member

    There- their- they're
    Witch- which
    Your- you're
    Chav- moron ;)
     
  14. Chunky

    Chunky Active Member

    Band - Banned
    Road - Rode
    Plain - Plane
     
  15. Neil Glynn

    Neil Glynn Member

    flew - flue
     
  16. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    sum - some
     
  17. nook1938

    nook1938 Supporting Member

    Base -- Bass
    Berth -- Birth
    KEY -- Quay
     
  18. imthemaddude

    imthemaddude Active Member

    it's like one of my english classes!!! Homophones not homophobics as one of my kids thought.

    sea - see
    tee - tea
    blew - blue
     
  19. Flutey

    Flutey Active Member

    to- too- two
     
  20. PeterBale

    PeterBale Moderator Staff Member

    Not to mention:

    tutu, or toot-toot ;)
     
  21. Janet Watkins

    Janet Watkins Member

    Principal - Principle ;)
     
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