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Homophone vs Homograph

PostPosted: October 16th, 2014, 4:55 pm
by Jessica
A homograph is a word that has the same spelling as another word but has a different sound and a different meaning:
    lead (to go in front of) / lead (a metal)

    wind (to follow a course that is not straight) / wind (a gust of air)

    bass (low, deep sound) / bass (a type of fish)


A homophone is a word that has the same sound as another word but is spelled differently and has a different meaning:

    to/two/too

    there/their/they're

    pray/prey