Discover the power that homonyms or homophones can have in enlarging your vocabulary. Here, we list some homonyms for words that start with E and F.

Finding homonyms or homophones is one of the best ways to enlarge your vocabulary. Linking new information (ie the homonymous words) with old information (words your already know) helps you to retain the new information. In this article on homonyms, we have found homonyms for words that start with D.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012 00:58

Enlarge Your Vocabulary With Homonyms: C

Homonyms or homophones provide an excellent way to enlarge your vocabulary. You increase your vocabulary through "elaboration", which includes linking new information with information you already know. So if you associate new homonymous words with a word your already know, then you are more likely to remember the new word. In this next article in the series, we collect homonyms for words that start with C.

Collecting homonyms (or homophones) is an excellent way to enlarge your vocabulary. Homonyms or homonymous words are words which, whether spelt alike or differently, sound the same but have different meanings; for example, a bow of a ribbon and an archer's bow; the bough of a tree and the bow of a ship. If you know the meaning of a given word, then collect homonyms for it, if you can. By associating the new homonymous words with a word your already know, you are more likely to remember the new word. And collecting and studying homonyms also improves your spelling (and is rather fun). In this article, the first in a series on homonyms, we collect homonyms for words that start with A and B.

Thursday, 06 October 2011 01:15

Improve Your Vocabulary: Homonyms Part 2

As promised, here is the second article on homonyms, this time I'll introduce you to some homographs. These are words which are spelled the same, but have different meanings. They can either be pronounced the same, or slightly differently. It just goes to show how ridiculously tricky English can be at times!

Tuesday, 27 September 2011 03:39

Common English Errors: Advice and Advise

Advice and advise are two words that often trip people up. They sound very similar, look very similar, and have very similar meanings! Here's the quick guide to how to choose which word, and a handy hint to help you remember.

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Thursday, 22 September 2011 01:28

Improve Your Vocabulary: Homonyms Part 1

You don't need me to tell you that English is one confusing language! There are even words that sound the same as each other, but are spelled differently and mean completely different things — how fair is that?! (Not very.)

There, they're, and their are homonyms — words that sound the same, but have different meanings.

These homonyms are easily mistaken. There are only a few letter differences between them, after all! No wonder people get muddled up! Read on to discover the different meanings of there, they're, and there and read some tips on how to remember the differences.

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