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Sun vs son

Sun and son are two words that are pronounced in the same way but are spelled differently and have different meanings. They are homophones. We will examine the definitions of sun and son, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.

Sun is the name for the star that is at the center of our solar system, it is the star which the Earth orbits around. Sun also denotes the light and warmth that emanates from the sun and reaches Earth. Sun is also used generically to refer to any star in the universe. As a verb, sun means to bask in the light and warmth of the sun. Related words are suns, sunned, sunning. The word sun is derived from the Old English word sunne, as well as the Latin word sol.


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Son describes a male offspring, the male issue of parents. Son is also used to mean a male native of a country or may be used in a friendly way when an older person addresses a young man. The word son is derived from the Old English word sunu.

Examples

On Monday, NASA released a new video of the sun putting on what looked like a magical light show, otherwise known as “stretched loops.” (TIME Magazine)

He estimates the white dwarf will only have a mass a few per cent that of the sun and have a planet-sized diameter. (The Sydney Morning Herald)

TOKYO: SoftBank Group Corp chairman Masayoshi Son will meet Saudi King Salman on Tuesday in Tokyo, a person briefed on the matter said, as the kingdom and the Japanese tech and investment firm proceed with plans to create a US$100bil (RM445bil) technology-investment fund. (The Star)

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