Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Newbie
    Student or Learner
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • Turkish
      • Home Country:
      • Turkey
      • Current Location:
      • Turkey

    • Join Date: Nov 2015
    • Posts: 18

    site, side, sight, sign

    Hi everyone,

    I want to know if the difference pronunciation among "site","sight","side" and "sign". Especially, the pronunciations of "sight" and "site" are really close to each other. Let me give an example: In a recording, the speaker have said that "sight" and I write down a word which is "site" in the blank. Then, I have started to think that it can be also "side" and i am confused. The answer was "sight" nonetheless I write down "site" in answer sheet.

    So, do you have any idea and how will I understand which one is the correct?

  2. bhaisahab's Avatar
    Retired English Teacher
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • Ireland

    • Join Date: Apr 2008
    • Posts: 26,076

    Re: site, side, sight, sign

    There is no difference in pronunciation between "site" and "sight". context will tell you which is meant. The sounds of "side" and "sign" are completely different from each other and from "site/sight".
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

  3. VIP Member
    Interested in Language
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States

    • Join Date: Apr 2009
    • Posts: 12,424

    Re: site, side, sight, sign

    There is also "cite" which is pronounced the same as "site" and "sight."

Similar Threads

  1. enter the site/visit the site
    By englishhobby in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 16-Nov-2014, 14:40
  2. [Grammar] Kimchi: side dish or side dishes
    By naweewra in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 31-May-2014, 07:10
  3. Replies: 12
    Last Post: 21-Mar-2012, 12:10
  4. Either side or Both Side in Scientific Writing
    By mt5743a in forum Editing & Writing Topics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 23-Jul-2010, 14:32
  5. [Grammar] Usage of side... vehicles coming on your right side
    By daemon99 in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 27-Apr-2009, 05:31


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts