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Closer vs. Closure

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  Angbeen Chaudhary  —  Grammar Tips
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Homophones are words in English language that are pronounced the same way but have different spellings and meanings. One such pair of words is closer and closure.

I will discuss their meaning and usage in English language in detail today.

Closer as noun:

In English, closer is used as a noun to represent the last act of a performance.


The play’s closer was perfect.

Closer as adjective:

Closer is the second degree of the adjective close which represents something that is near to something or not far apart.


The lion got closer to the dear slowly.

Closer vs. Closure

Closure as noun:

As a noun, closure means the action of closing something.


His school faced closure due to government issues.

Closure as verb:

Closure is also used as a verb where it means to close a speech in an assembly.


The closure brought tears to everyone’s eyes.

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  • LarryB
    Actually, these words are pronounced differently, and so may not be considered homophones, IMHO.  Closer (as a noun) is pronounced with a "Z" sound, very close (no pun intended) but slightly different from closure's "ZY" sound.  And closer meaning less distant is pronounced with a soft "S" sound.  Not homophones to me, at least.   
    LikeReply3 years ago
  • Lisa Campbell
    Lisa Campbell
    The last example for “closure” as a verb is incorrect; it’s actually used as a noun in the last sentence.
    LikeReply 14 years ago


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