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Homonyms: The Scourge of the English Language Posted by on Sep 9, 2016

In spite of technological advances, which have made the life of the modern writer so much easier, sometimes even the most sophisticated software program is of no help whatsoever. Writers can format, layout, and review their work almost instantaneously. Spell check is like having an extra pair of eyes on the page at all times…

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Homographs are one reason why English is so hard! (Video) Posted by on Apr 30, 2013

Check out this video on homographs and homographic puns!

Having Some Fun With Puns Posted by on Jan 18, 2012

Recently we have had a look at homophones and homographs. Now that we have done all the hard work, we can have a little bit of fun by using what we have learned and practised to make puns. Puns are jokes that rely on homophones and homographs for their humor.  For example: My pony is…

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Getting to Grips with Homographs Posted by on Jan 14, 2012

Last week we had a look at homophones.  As a quick reminder, a homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but has a different meaning and sometimes a different spelling.  Today we are going to take a look at homographs. A homograph is a word that has the same spelling as…

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