MY ENDLESS LIST OF UNNERVING HOMONYMS (and other words too)


This is an ongoing list. Feel free to send me yours to include.

a bait / abate

a base / abase (to humble)

a bash / abash (to embarrass)

a bet / abet (to aid)

a bout / about

a breast / abreast

a door / adore

a fair / affair

a head / ahead

a jar / ajar

a line / align

a lone / alone

a mount / amount

a parent (Mom/Dad) / apparent

a rose / arose

a round / around

a tire / attire

a void / avoid

able / Abel (name)

accept / except

acts / axe (ax)

addition / edition

ads / adds

adverse / averse

affect / effect

aid / aide

ail / ale

air / ere / err / heir

aisle / I’ll / isle

all / awe / awl

allusion / illusion

aloud / allowed

altar / alter

an / and

ant / aunt

apiece / appease

arc / ark

are / our

arrow / Errol (man’s name)

ate / eight

awe / awl

bail / bale / bell / belle

bait / bate

bald / bawled

ball / bawl

ban / band

bare / bear

base / baste

bases / basis

bath / bathe

be / bee / Bea (woman’s name)

beach / beech

beat / beet

been / bin

bell / belle

beau / bow

been / bin

beer / bier

berry / Barry (man’s name)

berth / birth

bless / bliss

bleu / blew / blue

boar / bore

board / bored

boat / bolt

bode / bold / bowled

bough / bow / bowel

boll / bow / bowl

bra / brawl

brake / break

breath / breathe

bread / bred

bridal / bridle

brows / browse

buoy / boy

but / butt

by / bye

Cain (name) / cane

call / cull

cans / Cannes (film event)

Carol (woman’s name / carole

capital (city) / capitol (building)

carrot / karat

carry / Cary (man’s name)

cast / caste

cause / costs

caused / cost

cease / seas / sees / seize

ceiling / sealing

cell / sail / sale / sell

cents / sense

cent / scent / sent

cereal / serial

chess / chest

chili / chilly

chorus / coarse / course

cite / sight

close / clothes

coal / Cole (man’s name)

coat / colt

code / cold

complement / compliment

conscience / conscious

content / context

coo / cool / coup

cough / cuff

council / counsel / consul

coup / coupe

cream / creme

crises / crisis

dam / damn

days / daze

deal / dill

dear / deer

deepen / depend

dense / dents

desert / dessert

dew / do / due

dice / dies

die / dye

dine / dying

dire / dyer

do / due

doe / dole / dough

doll / dull

door / doer

drew / drool

ease / east

eel / ill

elicit / illicit

engrain / engrave

emigrate / immigrate

ensure / insure

envelop / envelope

excel / exhale

exist / exit

face / phase

fail / fell

fair / fare

fat / phat (slang)

feel / fill

find / fine

flea / flee

flees / fleece

flesh / flush

fleshly / fleshy

flew / flu / flue

flour / flower

fool / full

for / fore / four

form / forum

foul / fowl

fun / fund

gait / gate

gays / gaze

gist / jest / just

grand / grande

grate / great

grays / graze

groan / grown

guess / guest

hail / hell

half / have

hall / haul

hair / hare

hangar / hanger

hart / heart

haunt / hunt

hay / hey

Hayes (surname) / haze

he’ll / heal / heel / hill

heard / herd

hence / hints

here / hear

hi / high

higher / hire

him / hymn

his / hiss

hoarse / horse

hole / whole

horde / whore

hour / our

I  / eye

idle / idol

impatient / inpatient

incite / insight

its / it’s

keel / kill

killed / kilt

knead / need

kneel / Neil (man’s name) / nil

knew / new

knight / night / nite

knoll / know / no

knows / nose

lace / lays / leis

lacks / lax

lair / layer

lam / lamb

lead / lede

leaf / leave

leaks / leeks

lean / lien

lease / least

lent / lint

Les (man’s name) / less / lest

lessen / lesson

light / lite

line / lying

lo / low

loan / lone

lore / lure

loose / lose

loot / lute

loss / lost

lung / lunge

Ma / mall / maul

mad / MADD

made / maid

mail / male

main / mane

maize / maze

mall / maul / mull

mare / mayor

marry / merry

mat / Matt

maze / maize

meal / mill

meat / meet

medal / mettle / metal

mere / mirror

mince / mints

mind / mine

midst / missed / mist

mite / might

mode / mold

mole / mull

moral / morale / mural

morning / mourning

necks / next

noble / Nobel

non / none / nun

ode / old / olde

one / won

oar / or / ore

packed / pact

pail / pale

Pa / Paul (man’s name) / paw

pain / pane

pair / pare

patients / patience

pea / pee

peace / peas / piece

peak / peek / pique

peal / peel / pill

peer / pier

pen / pin

perspective / prospective

pi / pie

place / plays

plaintiff / plaintive

pleas / please

plight / polite

poles / polls / pose

poor / pore / pour

posed / post

pray / prey

precede / proceed

presence / presents

prince / prints

principal / principle

prostate / prostrate

put / putt

quiet / quite

rabid / rabbit / rapid

rain / reign / rein

raise / raze

rap / wrap

rapped / rapt / wrapped

rational / rationale

read / red

read / reed

real / reel

refuge / refuse

rice / rise

rite / right / write

road / rode

role / roll / row

rolls / rose / rows

rouse / roust

rue / rule

rung / wrung

sane / Seine (river in France)

sans / sands

Saul (man’s name) / saw

scene / seen

sea / see

seal / sill

seam / seem

sear / seer

secede / succeed

see / si (Sp)

sects / sex

set / sit

sever / severe

sew / so / sol / sole / soul

sewer / sore

shelf / shelve

shoe / shoo

shore / sure

shop / shoppe

sic / sick

side / sighed

sight / site

sing / singe

sink / synch

slay / sleigh

soar / sore

soared / sword

socks / Sox (as in Red Sox)

sole / soul

some / sum

son / sun

Sonny (man’s name) / sunny

stair / stare

Stan (man’s name) / stand

stationary / stationery

statue / statute

steal / steel / still

straight / strait

sweet / suite

tacked / tact

tacks / tax

tail / tale / tell

tarry / Teri or Terry (names)

tea / tee

teal / till

team / teem

tear / terror

tease / tees

ten / tend

tense / tents

Tex / text

Texas / texts

Thai / tie

than / then

the / thee

their / there / they’re

threw / through / thru

throes / throws

thyme / time

tide / tied

tier / tear

timber / timbre

to / too / two

toe / toll / tow

tore / tour

transient / transit

tray / trey

tri / try

tux / tucks

vale / veil

vain / vane

vary / very

verses / versus

vowel / vow

wail / well / whale

waist / waste

wait / weight

war / wore

ware / wear / where

warn / worn

way / weigh / whey

we / wee / Wii (video game)

weak / week

weather / whether

we’d / weed

wet / whet

we’ll / wheel / will

which / witch

while / wile

whine / wine

whirled / world

win / wind

wince / wins

whoa / woe

wonder / wander

wolf / woof

wood / would

Yale / yell

yore / your / you’re

you’ll / yule

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One response to “MY ENDLESS LIST OF UNNERVING HOMONYMS (and other words too)

  1. alyana mariz perez

    great it really helped alot tnx ^_^

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