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Tor vs tore

Tor and tore are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Tor and tore are homophones. We will examine the definitions of tor and tore, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. A tor is a high hill, a rocky promontory. The plural form is tors. The word tor is derived from the Scottish Gaelic word tòrr, which means bulging hill. Tore is the past tense of the word tear, which means to pull … [Read more...]

Thyme vs time

Thyme and time are two words that sometimes confused. They are pronounced in the same way but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. We will examine the definitions of the words thyme and time, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Thyme is an herb, it is considered a member of the mint family. It is an evergreen. Thyme is used as a flavoring in cooking, as an ornamental, and as an antiseptic in medicinal … [Read more...]

Ode vs owed

Ode and owed 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 ode and owed, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. An ode is a lyrical poem, often addressed to a particular subject. An ode is usually serious in nature, concerning important ideas. There are three types of odes. A Pindar Ode, named after the Greek poet Pindar, consists of … [Read more...]

Pride vs pried

Pride and pried are two words that are pronounced in the same manner but have different meanings and are spelled differently. Words that are pronounced in the same way but are spelled differently and have different meanings are called homophones. We will examine the definitions for pride and pried, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Pride is the feeling of satisfaction due to one's achievements or possessions. Pride involves a consciousness of one's own … [Read more...]

Pie vs pi

Pie and pi 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 pie and pi, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Pie is a baked pastry that may be filled with fruit, vegetables or meat. Pie may be sweet or savory. The word pie is assumed to be connected to the Latin word pia meaning pastry or pie, and the Old English piehus … [Read more...]

Ant vs aunt

Ant and aunt are two words that are often pronounced in the same way, but are spelled differently and have different meanings. They are homophones. We will examine the difference between the definitions of ant and aunt, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. An ant is a small insect that lives in a colony that features workers, drones, soldiers and a queen. Ants may live in the ground, in mounds or in trees. Ants are well known for their strength, they are … [Read more...]

Suite vs sweet

Suite and sweet 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 difference between the definitions of suite and sweet, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Suite may mean a set of connected rooms that form one unit, such as in a hotel or a set of matching furniture. Suite may also mean a group of attendants for a high-ranking person, a set of … [Read more...]

Oracle vs auricle

Oracle and auricle 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 the words oracle and auricle, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. An oracle is a source of prophecies and divine advice. An oracle may be a person who may or may not be a religious figure, or its may be a place where one goes to receive a prophecy or divine advice. The … [Read more...]

Load vs lode

Load and lode 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 load and lode, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. Load describes a burden of something that must be carried or transported, a measure of the amount of something that fits in a conveyance to be carried or transported, the amount of work to be accomplished, … [Read more...]

Flue vs flew

Flue and flew 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 difference between the definitions of flue and flew, where these words came from and some examples of their use in sentences. A flue is a pipe, duct, or tube through which exhaust gases from a fireplace, furnace, or boiler exit a building. The plural form is flues. The origin of the word flue is uncertain, though it is thought to … [Read more...]

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