Homophones #1

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Homophones #1

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20 Common Homophone

Brake/break: When teaching my daughter how to drive, I told her if she didn't hit the brake in time she would break the car's side mirror.

cell/sell: If you sell drugs, you will get arrested and end up in a prison cell.

cent/scent: I won't spend one cent on a bottle of perfume until I know that I love the scent.

die/dye: If you accidentally drank a bottle of fabric dye, you might die.

flour/flower: To bake a flower-shaped cake, you’ll need some flour.

for/four: I purchased four new pairs of shoes for my upcoming vacation.

heal/heel: If the heel breaks on your shoe, you might fall. However, your injuries will heal over time.

hear/here: I wanted to sit here so I could hear the singer performing without any distractions.

hour/our: We have one hour before our appointment with the real estate agent.

idle/idol: Being idle makes me unhappy, but listening to my idol Taylor Swift makes me happy.

knight/night: The knight is on his way to the castle, but traveling at night is very dangerous.

knot/not: I do not know how she learned to tie the knot to make that necklace.

poor/pour: I pour drinks at a bar every night. I am poor because I have too many bills and not enough money.

right/write: There is no right way to write a great novel.

sea/see: At my beach house, I love to wake up and see the sea.

sole/soul: I need to get a new sole put on my favorite pair of running shoes. Jogging is good for my soul.

son/sun: My son is 13 years old. He likes to spend time outside in the sun.

steal/steel: Someone who decides to steal a car has committed a crime, but auto parts are made of steel.

tail/tale: My cat was crazily chasing his tail while I read a fairy tale to my children.

weather/whether: I don’t know whether to bring a jacket or not. The weather looks unpredictable today.