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Berry vs. Bury

The boy wishes to bury his berry deep in the garden. Sounds quite confusing, right? Read more on this to find the differences between the words Berry and Bury.

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  Yigal Ben Efraim  —  Grammar Tips
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People feel that the English language is tricky and confusing, but it doesn't necessarily need to be. There are many words in the English dictionary that have the same pronunciation but different spellings. We refer to them as homophones.

They’re the words that sound the same but have very different meanings and spellings too. If you learn about those in detail, you’ll know that homophones are only slightly tricky but make the English language quite interesting too.


Homophones are words that share the same pronunciation or sound, regardless of their meaning and how they are spelled. Words that sound the same and also spell the same but have different meanings are called homographs.

If you’re ready to learn all you can about homophones, let’s start with berry vs. bury, shall we?

Berry – Noun

The word berry comes from the word “Berie," belonging to the old English language. Its plural is berries.

Berry vs. Bury

Berry - Verb Intransitive

As a verb intransitive, berry means to produce or bear berries-the fruit.


Bury- Verb Transitive

The word bury comes from “Byrgan," an Old English word. It typically means to raise a mound when concealing, hiding, or to bury something under the earth.


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