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Homophone VS Homonym VS Homograph

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The difference between Homophones, Homonyms and Homographs.

Aren't they all the same?
No. They're not - but they are similar.

I will be talking to you about the differences between homophones, homographs and homonyms.
They all share the same prefix: homo - which means 'same' in Greek.

A homonym sounds the same, has the same spelling - but has a different meaning.
E.g. a pen - it can be a tool to write with, or an animal pen.
A park - the verb to park the car, or the noun 'park' as a place.
A homonym has the same spelling and sound, but a different meaning.

A homograph has different meaning and different sounds, but the same spelling.
E.g. wind and wound - differ in sound and meaning, but have the same spelling.

Homophones are words that sound the same, but have different meanings and spellings.

E.g. There/ their/they're - most commonly misused homophone.

This homophone can show possession, place, or be a contraction of 'they are'.

You're/ your - you're as in 'you are' or something that belongs to you.

Hear/here - I can hear you with my ears, or 'here' as in place.

To conclude:
homophones, homographs and homonyms are all similar, but have different meanings.


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Title: Homophone VS Homonym VS Homograph
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