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to type (typing) and type (ex. a type of fruit)

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  • teacherlake
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    21 October, 2012 at 0:39
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    What is the term for words that are spelled the same, sound the same, but have different meanings?

    thanks much

    dan
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    22 October, 2012 at 20:06
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    Reply To: to type (typing) and type (ex. a type of fruit)

    These words are homophones, homographs and homonyms!

    Homophone = words with different meaning, same pronunciation, and same or different spelling

    Homograph = words with different meaning, same spelling, and same or different pronunciation

    Homonym = words with different meaning, same spelling and same pronunciation

    teacherlake
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    23 October, 2012 at 1:19
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    Reply To: to type (typing) and type (ex. a type of fruit)

    Thank you Dan!

    If you are in Thailand, would you like to tutor my 18 yr old student online? :) We use Skype and Messenger…not easy.
    I’m an old woman. He needs a man.

    Lake

    dan
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    23 October, 2012 at 6:48
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    Reply To: to type (typing) and type (ex. a type of fruit)

    Hi Lake

    If you are in Thailand…

    I’m not in Thailand unfortunately, but thanks for the offer!

    Dan

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