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DR FINGERS’ GRAMMAR

Dear Confounded,

I am so glad you brought this up. Don’t worry – you aren’t going crazy. You are absolutely correct. This is actually quite a complicated question. These groups of words are called homophones. They have the same sound / pronunciation, but a different spelling and a different meaning. An example of words that share the same pronunciation but differ in meaning is “hole” and “whole”. So, what’s the difference?

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The latest issue of Hot English (168 – the May issue) is out now! Learn over 300 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month: Find out how to ask questions in English. Plus, 15 useful expressions to use at the swimming pool, 10 useful words and expressions for talking about musical instruments, 7 ways to make a suggestion, 8 useful expressions phrasal verbs, 8 idioms, 8 useful phrases for talking about stopping... plus: • Language – confusing words. • Speaking – common errors. • Games – crossword and wordsearch. • Humour – funny funerals. • Sport – the Olympics. • Film – stars who died young. • Phone – booking a room. • Work – sleeping at work. • Slang – our dictionary of slang. • Nature – the platypus. • Urban – Parkour. • The office – jobsworths. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 300 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!