English Words That Look and Sound Similar

Homophones are words that sound the same but have different meaning and spellings. In English there are many words in that category. You should learn how to use them, most importantly understand them correctly.

English words that sound same can be hard for second comers. With some English practice and using those words in context will help you greatly.

I recommend getting some help from dictionaries and using visual cards can help you alot.

You can find some most common English words that look and sound similar  with example sentences. Practice  can help you to tell the difference between them easily.

1.Difference between Bear-Bare

Bear is a verb. Meaning: to hold up; support; carry
-to bear the weight of the roof.

Bare is an adjective. Meaning:(of a person or part of the body) not clothed or covered.
-bare walls, bare walls

2.Difference between Break-Brake

Break is a verb. Meaning: to smash, split, or divide into parts violently; reduce to pieces or fragments
-He broke a vase.
-She broke her promise.

Brake is a noun. Meaning: anything that has a slowing or stopping effect.
-You should brake your car when you see someone on the road.

3.Difference between Coarse-Course

Coarse is a adjective. Meaning: composed of relatively large parts or particles.
-The beach had rough, coarse sand.

Course is a noun. Meaning: Course: a series of classes you take to learn about a certain subject.
-English course

4.Difference between Desert-Dessert

Desert is a noun. Meaning: a hot, dry land with little rain and few plants or people.
-The Sahara is a vast sandy desert.

Dessert is also a noun. Meaning: cake, pie, fruit, pudding, ice cream, etc., served as the final course of a meal.
-Maybe we should have vanilla ice cream for dessert.

5.Difference between Race-Raise

Race is noun. Meaning: a contest of speed, as in running, riding, driving, or sailing.
-They spent a day at the races.

Raise is a verb. Meaning: to move to a higher position; lift up; elevate.
-Raise your head

6.Difference between Price-Prize

Price is a noun. Meaning: the sum or amount of money or its equivalent for which anything is bought, sold, or offered for sale.
-Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.

Prize is noun. Meaning: a reward for victory or superiority, as in a contest or competition.
-her invention won first prize in a national contest

7.Difference between Plain-Plane

Plain is an adjective. Meaning: not decorated or elaborate; simple or basic in character.
-good plain food

Plane is a noun. Meaning: a vehicle designed for air travel.
-flying with a plane

8.Difference between Lose-Loose

Lose is a verb. Mostly used with a object. Meaning: suffer a loss or fail to keep something in your possession
-I lose my hat everyday.
-I am losing my mind

Loose is an adjective. Meaning: free or released from fastening or attachment.
-a loose end.

Check this most used homophones list below:

Homophones in English

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