The trouble with English is that it’s confusing to citizens of other countries who want to learn the language. Sometimes it’s also confusing to English speaking people. Here are just a few of those troublesome words.
Words can be troublesome when they are pronounced the same but have different meanings and are spelled differently. Some of those words are:
1. (accept) means to receive. I accept your explanation.
(except) means to exclude. Everyone is here except Gail.
2. (aisle) means passageway. I want a seat on the aisle.
(I’ll) means I will. I will go with you.
(isle) means an island. The isle is in the middle of the lake.
3.(all ready) means every one is prepared. We are all ready to leave.
(already) means at or before this time. Have you already eaten?
4. (band) means company. We joined the band of travelers.
(banned) means forbidden. That book was banned.
5. (berry) means a small fruit. This berry has many seeds.
(bury) means cover over. Let’s bury the past.
6. (berth) means a sleeping place. I want the top berth.
(birth) means the act of being born. The birth of a baby is a blessing.
7. (blew) means did blow. She blew out the candle.
(blue) means a color. The sky is blue.
8. (bough) means the branch of a tree. The squirrel set on the bough of the tree.
(bow) means to bend. You must bow to the king.
(bow) an instrument that shoots an arrow. Your bow shoots straight.
9. (boar) means a male swine. The boar got out of the pig pen.
(bore) means a tiresome person. Please don’t bore me with your dull stories.
10. (cent) means a small coin. Will you buy this for one cent?
(scent) means an odor. The odor of candy is sweet.
(sent) means did send. He sent the letter yesterday.
11. (sight) means a view. I love the view of the mountains.
(cite) means a name. Can you cite the case of Clovis versus Stewart?
(site) means a place. Where is the site for the new library?
12. (do) means to perform. I will do my duty.
(due) means owed. Pay the devil his due.
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