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    what is the word that is used to discribe words
    that sound alike but are spelled differently i.e.
    knight / night?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonnie
    what is the word that is used to discribe words
    that sound alike but are spelled differently i.e.
    knight / night?
    They are called homonyms:

    homophones are words that are spelled differently, but sound the same (e.g., knight, night; bare, bear; see, sea)

    homographs are words that are spelled the same and sound the same, but they have different meanings (e.g., flag pole: a long slender rod, North Pole: polarity; fingernail, nail & hammer)

    All the best, :D

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