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Yore vs your or you’re

Yore, your and you’re are words that are all 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 yore, your and you’re where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.Yore is past or former times, days that occurred long ago. Yore is often used when speaking of bygone days that are considered romantic or for which one feels nostalgic. The word yore is derived … [Read more...]

Dock vs doc

Dock and doc 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 fo the words dock and doc, where these terms came from and some examples of their use in sentences.A dock is an area in a port that is used for loading or unloading ships, or where ships are moored for repair, or it is a platform where a small boat may be tied up, such as a sailboat on a lake. The term dock is … [Read more...]

Sunday vs sundae

Sunday and sundae 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 Sunday and sundae, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.Sunday is the day of the week that precedes Monday and follows Saturday. Traditionally, Sunday has been set aside in the Christian religion as the sabbath and a day of rest. In most Western countries, … [Read more...]

Stair vs stare

Stair and stare 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 stair and stare, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.A stair is one of a series of steps that comprise a set of stairs, which lead to an incline or decline in altitude. Most often, the term is seen in the plural form, stairs. Stairs may lead to another floor … [Read more...]

Some vs sum

Some and sum 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 some and sum, where the two words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.Some is an unspecified quantity, at least a small amount, part of but not the whole of something. Some is used as a determiner, pronoun and adverb. The word some is derived from the Old English word sum, which was perhaps … [Read more...]

Pistol vs pistil

Pistol and pistil are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which means they are homophones. We will examine the definitions of the words pistol and pistil, where the two terms came from and some examples of their use in sentences.A pistol is a small gun made to be held in one hand and fired with one hand. A pistol may be easily concealed in a purse, satchel or pocket, whereas a rifle or shotgun is harder to conceal. The … [Read more...]

Holy vs wholly

Holy and wholly 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 holy and wholly, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.Holy describes something that is sacred, something that is associated with a deity, something saintly, something deserving reverence and worship. The word holy is derived from the Old English word halig, … [Read more...]

Style vs stile

Style and stile 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 difference between the definitions of style and stile, where these two words came from and some examples of their use in sentences.Style is a the particular or distinctive way in which something is created or expressed. Style may refer to the way someone dresses, the way someone creates a piece of art or the way someone … [Read more...]

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...]

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