20 Difficult Homophones with Meanings

20 Difficult Homophones with Meanings! Homophones are words that sound alike but have different meanings. They can be difficult to remember, especially when their meanings are so different. Here are 20 difficult homophones with meanings that might help you remember them better.

20 Difficult Homophones with Meanings

20 Difficult Homophones with Meanings

  1. Accept/Except

Accept means to receive or agree to something

Except means excluding or not including something

  1. Affect/Effect

Affect means to influence or change something

Effect means the result of something

  1. All ready/Already

All ready means everything is prepared

Already means by this time or before now

  1. Brake/Break

Brake means to stop a vehicle

Break means to fracture something or to interrupt

  1. Buy/By

Buy means to obtain something with money

By means next to or near

  1. Council/Counsel

Council means a group of people with official authority

Counsel means advice or consultation

  1. Desert/Dessert

Desert means a dry, barren area of land

Dessert means a sweet course served at the end of a meal

  1. Dies/Dye’s

Dies is the plural of die, which means to stop living

Dye’s is the third person singular present of dye, which means to color something

  1. Fair/Fare

Fair means just or equitable

Fare means the price of transportation

  1. Flight/Fright

Flight means the act of flying

Fright means fear or terror

  1. Forbear/Forebear

Forbear means to abstain from or refrain from something

Forebear means an ancestor

  1. Garcia/Garreth

Garcia is a Spanish surname

Garreth is an English variant of Gerald

  1. Hail/Hale

Hail means pellets of ice that fall from the sky

Hale means healthy or vigorous

  1. Hear/Here

Hear means to perceive sound

Here means in this place

  1. I/Eye

“I” is a subject pronoun

Eye is the organ of sight

  1. Know/No

Know means to be aware of something

No means to negate or refuse

  1. Led/Lead

Led is the past tense of lead, which means to guide

Lead is a metallic element

  1. Meat/Meet

Meat means the flesh of an animal used as food

Meet means to come together or to encounter

  1. Passed/Past

Passed is the past tense of pass, which means to move forward

Past refers to time that has gone by or a previous state

  1. Real/Really

Real means actual or genuine

Really is an adverb that emphasizes something else

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