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.