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    Homonym

    'Homonyms' are words that are both spelled the same and sound the same, or they can be spelled differently and as long as they sound the same they can still be considered homonyms?

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    Re: Homonym

    Broadly speaking - yes.

    Purists will disagree.

    Rover

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    Re: Homonym

    -- Homonyms, Homophones and Homographs

    Homonyms are words which have the same spelling and pronunciation as each other but different meanings and origins.

    Homophones are words which have the same pronunciation as each other but different spellings and meanings.

    Homographs are words which are spelt the same as each other but which have a different pronunciation and meaning.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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