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      Homophones are words that sound same when they are pronounced but have different meanings and spelling.

      Example: The following two words have the same sound, but different meanings and spelling:

           1.   Give me a pair of socks.

           2.   Mom put a dozen of pears in the refrigerator.


      Homophones usually occur in groups of two but sometimes they can be in group of three or four.

      Example: to, too, two

           1.   I went to the mall yesterday.

           2.   I want to go to park too.

           3.   Pass me two apples.

      List of homophones

      heel, heal

      tail, tale

      one, won

      weak, week

      steal, steel

      meat, meet

      wait, weight

      stair, stare

      made, maid

      stationary, stationery

      Some, sum

      hour, our

      son, sun

      sea, see

      fair, fare

      way, weigh

      sea, see

      hair, hare

      waist, waste

      principal, principle

      hole, whole

      to, too, two

      poor, pour

      mail, male

      know, no

      die, dye

      eye, I

      dear, deer

      buy, by

      cell, sell

      brake, break

      bare, bear

      Aloud, allowed

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