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    Nov 15, 2015, 02:36 PM
    English Grammar: Homonyms I need your opinion / point of view!
    Hello everyone! quick question...
    please give me your opinions / point of view on the homonyms right and write...
    for those of you who dont know homonyms are two words that sound the same but have different meanings; such as right vs write. please answer my question!
    thanks :)
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    Nov 15, 2015, 02:42 PM
    My personal faves are There, Their and They're
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    Nov 15, 2015, 03:43 PM
    What opinion can we give? The are totally different in meaning.
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    Nov 15, 2015, 06:15 PM
    What is your question? How would an opinion on a homonym look like?
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    Nov 15, 2015, 08:29 PM
    @ma0641 what do you think of the homonym. Like just describe it and tell me stuff about it. I need the internets point of view for a school report due 5:00 am... @teacherjenn4

    Quote Originally Posted by teacherjenn4 View Post
    What is your question? How would an opinion on a homonym look like?
    @ma0641 what do you think of the homonym. Like just describe it and tell me stuff about it. I need the internets point of view for a school report due 5:00 am... @teacherjenn4
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    Nov 15, 2015, 08:51 PM
    Your question makes no sense. How can there be an opinion about two words that sound the same but are spelled differently?

    You need the Internet's pov? C'mon!
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    Nov 15, 2015, 10:29 PM
    In writing, they are easily told apart because of the spelling.

    In verbal usage, they are also easy to tell the difference because of the tone and the normal and common usage of both.

    They are only difficult to someone who has English as a second language and has not learned enough English to determine the difference within the usage
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    Nov 16, 2015, 06:09 AM
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    Nov 16, 2015, 06:24 PM
    Don't forget my favorite two, to and too
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    Nov 16, 2015, 06:25 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by Wondergirl View Post
    Your question makes no sense. How can there be an opinion about two words that sound the same but are spelled differently?

    You need the Internet's pov? C'mon!
    Oh honey. Your like 3 :D others were able to answer but you? Hmm
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    Nov 16, 2015, 06:45 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by TrueShelby View Post
    Oh honey. Your like 3 :D others were able to answer but you? Hmm
    And I'm a teacher. Poor me.
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    Nov 17, 2015, 12:30 PM
    Homonyms and any other word are just words. Context is what you need as in reading/listening to the whole sentence that conveys meaning. To understand and be understood you must know the correct words to use whether verbally or written.

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