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Fiber vs. Fibre

Every fiber of her body was throbbing with pain after the crash. Pay attention to the word fiber in the above sentence and think about it. Do you believe that fiber used here must have different spellings; fibre, instead? If you do not have any probl...

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3 days ago

Labour vs. Labor

English learners are sometimes confused when they see two words with very similar spellings and meanings. They read about them both and when the time comes to use that word in an essay, they are all confused. Which ones were the right ones? Was there...

added by angbeenc
3 days ago

Recognize vs. Recognise

Recognize and recognise are the two spellings of the same word that are both acceptable and exchangeable but one spellings are more commonly used in one part of the world while the others are common in the other. To differentiate between the two spel...

added by angbeenc
3 days ago

Theater vs. Theatre

Should we go watch a movie in a theatre or a theater? English learners and speakers sometimes find it confusing when there are two spellings of a single word on their minds and they can’t choose which ones are right. Theatre (or theater) is one suc...

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3 days ago

Paralyze vs. Paralyse

“The patient’s spinal cord is paralyzed,” said the doctor. Did the author use right spellings of paralyze in the above sentence? Are you in doubt about the spellings and need more information to decide? If so, you landed on the right page. This...

added by angbeenc
3 days ago

Travelled vs. Traveled

Lee travelled to the Middle East during vacations. Or did she traveled? Travel, a simple and common word of English, when used in its derivative forms can be written in two ways; with a single l or with two ls. This can be seen in traveled and travel...

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3 days ago

Maneuver vs. Manoeuvre

Maneuver and manoeuvre are among the list of those words which have more than one spellings and which are a cause of a lot of confusion among young English writers. The word itself is a long, uncommon and complicated which further increases the chanc...

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3 days ago

Yoke vs. Yolk

English contains many words that sound the same but have different meanings. These words are called homophones. While yoke and yolk are not exact homophones, they may sound similar enough in casual speech to confuse language learners or even experien...

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11 days ago

Wreathe vs. Wreath

I wreathed my door with a lily wreath. Wreath and wreathe are homophones of each other that is, they sound the same, have very similar spellings but their meanings are quite different. Have you heard of these two homophones before and do you know the...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Pole vs. Poll

The director promised to strike the poll in the ground if the results of the pole were in his favor. Pole and poll are very common and widely used words of English language and you must have been using them in your essays and speech all your life. Bu...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Palate vs. Palette vs. Pallet

Ever come across words in your writing experiences which sound the same? However and in whatever accent you pronounce them, they always seem to sound exactly alike. Their spellings and meanings are different and you often confuse these words due to t...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Loath vs. Loathe

Elle was loathed to admit that she loathed her mother. Read the above sentence and ponder for a moment. Does it make sense? What context do you get out of that sentence? If it is confusing and you can’t seem to figure out the difference in the mea...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Hoard vs. Horde

Grandfather has a hoard of old gold coins which he like to brag about to a horde of people. The above sentence contains a pair of homophones; hoard and horde. The homophones (as evident from the sentence) are two words that sound similar but have ent...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Fawn vs. Faun

Homophones, literally "same sound" are usually defined as words that share the same pronunciation, regardless of how they are spelled. The similarity in the sounds of the homophones gives rise to an upsurge of misconception and confusion among the yo...

added by angbeenc
11 days ago

Born vs. Borne

An African-born man lost everything when his predictions were not borne out in reality.Homophones are a pair of words that have the same sounds, same or similar spellings but entirely different spellings. These close sounds and spellings give rise to...

added by angbeenc
18 days ago

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