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  1. What Is The Difference Between “Boarder” vs. “Border”?

    Boarder and border are homophones of each other. But how do you use each word correctly?
  2. “Breach” vs. “Breech”: Don’t Confuse The Two!

    English is full of homophones, or words that have the same pronunciation but vastly different meanings, origins, and spelling. Some of the most confused homophones include their/they’re/there; affect and effect; and complement and compliment. Let’s add another pair to the list: breach and breech. Are you a whale watcher? A lawyer? A gun owner? You might know the definition of these words. But do you know how …

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    Don’t Get Tripped Up By These Ten Tricky Homophones

    March 14 marks one of the geekiest days on the calendar. But, some people might confuse it for one of the tastiest. It’s Pi Day. Not pie, but pi (II, π), the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet. In mathematics, the character is used to represent a constant—the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter—which is approximately 3.14159+. While the infinitely long …

  4. “Too” vs. “To” vs. “Two”

    The three words too, to, and two sound exactly alike but have three distinct usages! They are classic examples of what we refer to as homophones—words that are pronounced the same but have different meanings and spellings. They often end up in the wrong spot in written language as a result of an overeager spellcheck program on your phone. Let’s examine which one fits in the …