Son vs. Sun
Besides their similar spellings and the fact that they both function as a noun within most phrases, the words ``son” and “sun” actually have nothing else in common. They are not synonyms, or words from the same semantic field.
As for the differences between them, besides being used in different contexts, they are also different syntactically. While “son” has the unique function of a noun, and a unique meaning, “Sun” is more versatile and may be used both as noun and as verb, with different significations. Below you have all these meanings explained and illustrated within relevant examples.
When do we use “son”?
When do we use “Sun”?
Written like this, with a capital letter, “Sun.” is the written abbreviation for “Sunday”. However, in day to day conversations, you won’t hear it like this. It’s pronounced Sunday, and may be written “Sun” only as an abbreviated form.
Moving on to the primary definition, “sun” is usually used as a noun, defining the bright and large star that shines in the sky and provides heat and light energy for the Earth during daylight hours. As a secondary meaning, the noun may also refer to the heat and light that comes from this large star during the day.
Example 1: I’ll meet you on Sun. – “Sun” may be used as a written abbreviation for the word “Sunday”.
Example 2: The sun was shining so brightly on that day, you couldn’t step outdoors without sunglasses. – “sun” mainly defines the bright, large star that shines in the sky during daytime, providing light and heat for the Earth.
The word “sun” has multiple meanings and uses in English, none of which is similar or connected to the meaning of the word “son”. The former is related to the bright, large star in the sky that provides heat and light for the Earth, whereas the latter is simply the name of a male child.