One of the most complex parts of learning English is that many words have multiple meanings. Using the wrong form of a word can entirely change what you’re trying to say. But before we highlight some of the most commonly confused English words, it’s important for you to understand the following definitions:

  1. HomonymsDefinition: Words with same spelling, same pronunciation, different meaning.
    Example: After reviewing all the facts, the student was right.
    The house is at the end of the road, on the right.
  2. HomophonesDefinition: Words with same pronunciation, different spelling and meaning.
    Example: My family loved their souvenirs.
    They’re excited to travel to new places.
    How many people live there?
  3. HomographsDefinition: Words with same spelling, different pronunciation and meaning.
    Example: He likes to read (pronounced “reed”) books about science.
    She read (pronounced “red”) her report in front of the class.

Keep in mind that some English words still challenge native English speakers. So don’t get discouraged if you make a mistake. Just keep practicing!

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