English Language Skills (Denise)

English Language Skills (Denise)

I'm a syndicated puzzle writer, with 8 puzzle books to my name, including Word Searches for Dummies and Cracking Codes and Cryptograms for Dummies (with Mark Koltko-Rivera). I have a background in science and graphic design, and am a trained indexer. My favourite puzzles are cryptic crosswords. and my favourite books are murder mysteries and cookbooks. I am also a very keen knitter.

I write a blog all about puzzles, called Puzzling.

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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!

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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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It's some more of those pesky homonyms. Wether, weather, and whether. They all sound the same! Which spelling do you use, and what does each one mean?!

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