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Knickers vs nickers

Knickers and nickers are two words that are pronounced in the same manner, but have different meanings and are spelled differently. They are homophones. We will examine the difference between the definitions of knickers and nickers, where these two words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Knickers means undergarments. It may mean panties or it may mean a bloomer type of garment, usually female. Knickers is primarily a British term. Originally, knickers referred to a type … [Read more...]

Profit vs prophet

Profit and prophet are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings. They are homophones. We will examine the difference between the definitions of profit and prophet, where these two words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Profit means the amount of money one has gained, they difference between the cost of manufacturing something or producing a service and the amount one is paid for that item or service. Profit … [Read more...]

Pail vs pale

Pail and pale are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings. They are homophones. We will examine the difference between the definitions of pail and pale, where these two words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. A pail is a bucket, most often made out of metal or wood, with a half-circle handle. Pails are used for a variety of things, but most often, to carry liquids such as water or paint, or animal feed. The … [Read more...]

Parol vs parole

Parol and parole are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but have different spellings and different meanings. They are homophones. We will examine the difference between the definitions of parol and parole, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Parol means communicated orally, a statement uttered, evidence given with an oral statement. Parol is also a traditional Filipino Christmas lantern. The word parol is derived from the Old French word … [Read more...]

Quire vs choir

Quire and choir 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 quire and choir, where each of these words comes from and some examples of their use in sentences. A quire is one twentieth of a ream of paper, consisting of twenty-four or twenty-five sheets. Quire may also refer to a unit of paper used in medieval manuscripts, consisting of four large sheets of paper folded … [Read more...]

Savor vs saver

Savor and saver are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings. They are homophones. We will examine the definitions of savor and saver, where these two words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Savor describes the act of enjoying something, especially for its flavor. When one savors something, one lingers over the enjoyment of that thing. Savor may be used as a noun, but is most often used as a transitive verb, … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Flecks vs flex

Flecks and flex are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but have very different meanings as well as different spellings. They are homophones. We will examine the definitions of flecks and flex, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Flecks is the plural form of the word fleck, which describes a particle of something, a flake of something, a small patch of color or light. Fleck may be used as a noun or a transitive verb, which is a verb that takes … [Read more...]

Pleural vs plural

Pleural and plural are two words that are pronounced in the same manner, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. They are homophones. We will examine the meanings of the words pleural and plural, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Pleural means having to do with the pleura, which is the thin membrane lining the thoracic cavity and surrounding the lungs. Pleural is an adjective. The word pleural is derived from the Greek word pleura, which … [Read more...]

Flocks vs phlox

Flocks and phlox are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings. They are homophones. We will examine the different meanings of flocks and phlox, where these two words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Flocks is the plural form of flock, which is a word that means a group of animals, usually birds, sheep or goats. A flock bands together while moving, eating or sleeping. Flock is also used figuratively to mean a … [Read more...]

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