No, this isn’t a post about sexual orientation. What I’m referring to is homophones.
Don’t know what a homophone is? Hint, it’s not a phone for gay and lesbian folks.
Homo = same, phone/phonetic = sound
You probably learned about homophones in grade school. A homophone is a word that sounds the same as another word but differs in meaning.
Here’s some examples:
The role of Romeo was played by Leonardo di Caprio in the 1996 movie.
When playing craps you roll the dice.
Rain, reign, rein
I love the rain. It’s perfect weather for staying indoors.
The dictator’s reign came to an end after the coup.
A rider needs to grab the reins on a horse to control it.
These are just 2 sets of homophones. What other homophones are there?