Flower vs Flour?| Words that Sound the Same but Have Different Spelling| Homophones

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Flower VS flour?

Oh, those homophones!

Those… what?

Homophones. Words that SOUND the same but have different MEANING and SPELLING.

I bet you have it in your first language as well.

But when it comes to English, things become a little more complicated because it’s not your ‘home court’ so you may often feel like you must be doing something wrong.

In this episode, I’m sharing with you a list of 11 common homophones, breaking down their pronunciation and spelling plus giving you easy-to-remember example sentences, so you will never be confused again and have the confidence to pronounce these words clearly.

Here’s my short & sweet list of the most common homophones in English I share in this episode:

1. flower – flour
2. here – hear
3. sun – son
4. there – their – they’re
5. right – write
6. road – rode
7. hoarse – horse
8. soul – sole
9. war – wore
10. see – sea
11. to – too – two

For pronunciation, meaning and example sentences – watch the video.

You can also listen to it as a podcast episode on my new podcast >>> THE IN.FLUENCY PODCAST.

I even marked the exact time for each pair of homophones (if you’re the busy type of person that needs to get straight to the point)

Once you’re done watching the video, let me know which of those homophones surprised you the most?

Also keep your eyes peeled for the second part of this lesson in which I’m gonna talk about homographs: words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently.

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5 Comments on “Flower vs Flour?| Words that Sound the Same but Have Different Spelling| Homophones”

  1. Hey Hadar, awesome video, and thanks for providing such a great resource for pronunciation and accents! I am a big fan of puns, so I love homophones. You asked if we could list some other common ones, so here are a few that I bump into frequently: Eye and I, Die and Dye, Toe and tow, vain and vein, wrap and rap, won and one (this one bothers me the most), rose and rows, cell and sell and my personal favorite: grate and great (as in, if stores ran out of pre-shredded cheese, we’d really have to make America grate again! ?)

  2. Hi HadarDifferent homophone ,spelling and pronounce when you have been explained that l really understand Thanks?

  3. Hi, hadar great video. I was surprised to know how I already know about this information. I never had a problem pronouncing homophones since I moved to the United States in the mid 90s. I look forward to the next video and learn more of homophones.

  4. Dear Hadar ! Thank you again for the professionally teaching, sparkling, hilarious video. (Well, I committed a pleonasm: your professionalism is always sparkling and hilarious.) After having watched it, I got a bit discouraged: how many high levels are of speaking the English ? Laszlo

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