Homophonesare words that have the same pronunciation but are spelled differently. These words can really confuse English learners! Some of the most basic homophones include word pairs like
clothes. Learning to recognize homophones is essential if you want to make sure your writing is clearly understood, and it’s also essential for building your English vocabulary. This is the first of a three-part series on homophones. If you are already familiar with these homophones, you can always jump to part 2, which is intermediate, or part 3, which is advanced. Homophones are a type of
homonym, so you may have heard these types of words described before as homonyms. Thanks for clicking, and don’t forget to check your understanding by doing the quiz at the end of the video.