homophonesHere we go again — more tricksters for you to be aware of. These homophones (words that sound alike — or nearly so — but have different meanings and spelling) are the toughest words to learn. We often write the word we’ve seen, only to find out we used the wrong one.

And then we blame spellcheck. Nice try, but no. If a word is spelled correctly, spellcheck accepts it. It cannot help us with usage.

So I hope these few words — and all the others in this series — help you!