Homonym vs. Homophone

Homonym vs. Homophone

Homonym (noun) is one of a group of words that are spelled and pronounced the same way but have different meanings.

Here is an example: rose, rose

1. "I rose to the occasion."

2. "I like the smell of a rose."

Here is another example: miss, miss

1. "I miss my mom when she is at work."

2. "I missed my train because I wasn't paying attention."

Homophone (noun) is one of a group of words that are pronounced the same way but have different meanings and different spellings.

Here are some examples: they, there, and they're

1. "They are in my class."

2. "There is the ticket we've been looking for."

3. "They're going to be late if they don't leave soon."

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