Grammar Tips & Articles »

Closer vs. Closure

This Grammar.com article is about Closer vs. Closure — enjoy your reading!


44 sec read
1,504 Views
  Angbeen Chaudhary  —  Grammar Tips
Font size:

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.

Example:

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.

Example:

The lion got closer to the dear slowly.

Closer vs. Closure

Closure as noun:

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

Example:

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.

Example:

The closure brought tears to everyone’s eyes.

Rate this article:(1.00 / 1 vote)

Have a discussion about this article with the community:

2 Comments

  • 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.   
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago
  • Lisa Campbell
    The last example for “closure” as a verb is incorrect; it’s actually used as a noun in the last sentence.
    LikeReplyReport1 year ago

Citation

Use the citation below to add this article to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"Closer vs. Closure." Grammar.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 28 Nov. 2021. <https://www.grammar.com/closer_vs._closure>.

Free, no signup required:

Add to Chrome

Check your text and writing for style, spelling and grammar problems everywhere on the web!

Free, no signup required:

Add to Firefox

Check your text and writing for style, spelling and grammar problems everywhere on the web!

Browse Grammar.com

Free Writing Tool:

Instant
Grammar Checker

Improve your grammar, vocabulary, and writing -- and it's FREE!


Improve your writing now:

Download Grammar eBooks

It’s now more important than ever to develop a powerful writing style. After all, most communication takes place in reports, emails, and instant messages.