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Writing Skills Focus 4: Homophones

Do you often get words that sound the same confused? Do you think that nobody notices when you write right instead of rite? Did you notice that the three words in the previous sentence (write, right, rite) sounded the same but have different meanings?

What are homophones?

Homophones are words, which sound the same but are spelled differently.

How can we sort out problems with word usage?

The truth is we need to read more quality writing: in books, newspapers, academic papers, dictionaries, and good websites. Check a dictionary to clarify the meaning of words you are unfamiliar with, as using the incorrect word can be embarrassing on job application forms and business documents.

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