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know - to be aware

no - not so

your - showing ownership

yore -  of long ago

you're - contraction of you are    

This section will cover the homophones and their
meanings.
I will be at the station this afternoon.

A bee flew through the window while I was driving. 


Do you see the elephant eating the peanuts?

The boat drifted slowly across the sea.


Homophones are words that sound alike but have different meanings and different spellings. 

A List of Homophones
already - before or previously

all ready - fully prepared
buy - purchase

by - next to
be - to exist, occur, or take place

bee - is an insect that gathers pollen from flowers
see - to view with the eye.

sea - a body of water.
capital - the city of the official seat of government; wealth of money or property

capitol -  a building where state lawmakers assemble
desert -  to leave, abandon 
     
dessert - a sweet course served at the end of a meal
dew - moisture

do - to perform

due - schedule to arrive; owed
fair - just and honest; a festival

fare - money paid for transportation

flea - a small bloodsucking insect

flee - to run away
flour - grain used for bread

flower - a blossoming plant

hear - to listen

here - in this place
heal - to cure

heel - the rounded back part of the foot

hole - a pit

whole - complete
it's - contraction for it is

its - singular ownership

knew - was aware of

new - not old
meat - animal flesh

meet - come into contact with

mete - a punishment or harsh treatment
pail - a bucket

pale - minimal color
peace - calm

piece - a small portion
peak - the highest part of a mountain

peek - to look quickly
plain - not decorated; a prairie

plane - an airplane
pole - a long piece of wood or metal

poll - the number of votes for an election
presence - the state of being present

presents - gifts
principal - a leader of a school

principle - a fundamental truth
road - a highway

rode - the past tense of ride
role - a part played by an actor

roll - to revolve; small rounded bread
sail - to travel by water

sale -  discount prices
stake - a stick or post

steak - a slice of meat or fish

stationary -  fixed; not moving

stationery - writing paper

steal - to take without permission

steel - an iron alloy

summary - shortened form

summery - like summer

there - a place

they're - contraction of they are

their - plural ownership

to - a preposition

too - also; more than enough

two - number immediately after one


wail - a high-pitched sound of a cry

wale -a ridge on a textured woven fabric

whale - a large water mammal


way - a road or path

weigh - to determine weight

whey -  the watery liquid that separates from the solid part of milk
weight - a measure of heaviness

wait - to remain temporarily
weak - without energy

week - a period of seven days
waist - the part of the body between the chest and the hips

waste - useless material
waive - to give up claim or right

wave - a crest of ocean water

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