Homophones are words which are pronounced in the same way, but differ in spelling and meaning, whereas…
…. Homonyms are words which spelled and pronounced in a (mostly) identical way, but differ in meaning.
Here are a few examples of homophones:
Knew and new
Aloud and allowed
Pear and pair
Scene and seen
Suite and sweet
Wonder and wander
Meat and meet
Dear and deer
“We’re almost there! Keep reading!”
Here are some examples of homonyms:
Note: Since they have identical spelling, I will use them in sentences for you to see the difference.
She loved her birthday present.
The school will present one lucky student with the academic trophy.
Try to live in the present moment so that you can make the most of life.
His mother was not present at the swimming gala.
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