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    Default Homophones

    In the English, homophones are easily confused? Or putting in sentences is easier to understand ?

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    Default Re: Homophones

    Quote Originally Posted by GabrielPaix„o View Post
    In the English, homophones are easily confused? Or putting in sentences is easier to understand ?

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    It's always easier to understand things in context.

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    Default Re: Homophones

    Putting a word in context or in a full sentence makes a lot of difference.

    If we were talking and I simply say to you, "Spell the word "there", you would have no idea if what I had said was:

    - Spell the word "there".
    - Spell the word "their".
    - Spell the word "they're".

    If I said "Spell the third word of this sentence: That is their house", you would be able to work out that neither "there" nor "they're" is possible, so I must have said "their".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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