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Homonyms

 

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This analysis helps you spot homophones and homonyms so you can make sure you’re using the correct word.

Homophones are words that are pronounced the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings: knew and new, poor and pour, or cite, sight and site.

Homonyms are words that are spelled the same but have different meanings:

• Bear (verb, to bear; to carry; “I had to bear the weight of the heavy backpack)
• Bear (noun, an animal; “The bear hibernated all winter.”)

• Wind (noun, refers to weather; “The flag flapped in the wind.”)
• Wind (verb, to wind; “I had to wind the old grandfather clock.”)

AutoCrit highlights each potential homonym found in your writing. When you click on the highlighted word, suggested alternate words are displayed. You can replace the word in question by clicking on one of the alternates.