The English language is so often confusing. The United States' cultural diversity is at the heart of who we are, but it sure makes writing a challenge.
Homonyms—two words spelled the same way but with different meanings.
1. The bandage was wound around the wound.
2. The farm used to produce produce.
3. The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4. The Polish polish their furniture every week.
5. He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6. When I decide to desert my studying, I will eat my dessert in the desert.
7. Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8. A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9. When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10. I did not object to the object.
11. The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12. After eating roe, the fishermen had a row among about how to row.
13. Upon seeing the tear in the painting, I shed a tear.
14. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
15. I have a bone to pick with Fido about his bone.
Homophones (One of two or more words pronounced alike but different in meaning and spelling)
to, two, too
they’re, their, there;
aid, ade, aide
aisle, I’ll, isle
buy, by, bye
for, four, fore
pair, pare, pear
praise, prays, preys
right, rite, write
vain, vane, vein
you’re, yore, your