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Fissure vs fisher

Fissure and fisher are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of the words fissure and fisher, where these terms came from and some examples of their use in sentences.A fissure is an opening made by the action of cracking or splitting. For this reason, fissures are often long and narrow. The term is often used to describe cracks in geological features as well as … [Read more...]

Halve vs have

Halve and have are two words that are pronounced in the same fashion but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of the words halve and have, where they came from and some examples of their use in sentences.To halve something means to divide it into two equal portions or parts, or to lessen or reduce something by half. Halve may also mean to divide something equally between yourself and someone else. The word halve is … [Read more...]

Recede vs reseed

Recede and reseed are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of the words recede and reseed, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.Recede means to move backward or to ebb away from a previous position. Meteorologists at the National Weather Service and the National Hurricane Center of the United States use the word recede when … [Read more...]

Nock vs knock

Nock and knock are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of nock and knock, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.A nock is a notch at the end of the arrow which is used for fitting the arrow into the bowstring. Nock may also mean a notch made at either end of an archery bow for holding the bowstring in place. Nock is used as a … [Read more...]

Browse vs brows

Browse and brows are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of browse and brows, where these words came from and atoms examples of their use in sentences.Browse means to examine something or look something over in a casual manner. Browse may refer to shopping in a market or store with no particular goal in mind or to read something superficially in order to get a … [Read more...]

Jewel vs joule

Jewel and joule are two words that are pronounced in the same way but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of jewel and joule, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.A jewel is a gem, a precious stone that has been cut and polished and is used as adornment or as a bearing in a compass or a watch. Jewel is also used figuratively to mean a special and valuable person or thing. The word … [Read more...]

Affect vs. effect

Affect and effect are two of the most commonly confused homophones in the English language. Homophones are words that are pronounced in the same way but are spelled differently and have different meanings. We will examine the definitions of the words affect and effect, their proper use and some examples of that use in sentences.The word affect is used in three different ways. Most often, affect is used as a verb to mean to change or influence something or to make a difference to something. … [Read more...]

Whirl vs whorl

Whirl and whorl are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of whirl and whorl, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.Whirl means a quick movement going round and round or a flurry of activity, or to move quickly, going round and round or to frantically participate in an activity. Whirl is used as a noun or a verb, related words are … [Read more...]

Wood vs would

Wood and would are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of wood and would, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.Wood is the hard material that makes up the trunk of a tree and its branches or the limbs of a shrub. Wood is used as fuel and as a building or decorative material. Wood is also a term for a certain type of golf club as … [Read more...]

Grip vs grippe

Grip and grippe are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of grip and grippe, where these two words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.Grip means to grab or hold onto something tightly or a firm held on something. Grip is also used figuratively to mean to hold the interest or attention of someone or holding control over something. The word grip … [Read more...]

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