Common Homophones: 120+ Most Important Homophones in English

List of Common Homophones in English! Homophones are words that sound the same as another word but have a different meaning, and often a different spelling.

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Common Homophones List

Here is the list of more than 120 common homophones in English:

  • accede — exceed
  • accept — except
  • addition — edition
  • adds — adz — ads
  • affect — effect
  • ale — ail
  • all ready — already
  • ayes — eyes
  • baa — bah
  • bail — bale
  • bass — base
  • baste — based
  • bate — bait
  • bated — baited
  • dense — dents
  • descent — dissent
  • dun — done
  • dye — die
  • dyeing — dying
  • fare — fair
  • fate — fete
  • faun — fawn
  • fax — facts
  • flour — flower
  • flow — floe
  • flower — flour
  • flu — flue — flew
  • flyer — flier
  • foaled — fold
  • fort — forte
  • graft — graphed
  • graham — gram
  • graphed — graft
  • greece — grease
  • grill — grille
  • grisly — grizzly
  • groan — grown
  • guerilla — gorilla
  • guessed — guest
  • guild — gild
  • guilder — gilder
  • guilt — gilt
  • gym — Jim
  • hail — hale
  • hair — hare
  • hall — haul
  • halve — have
  • handmade — handmaid
  • handsome — hansom
  • hangar — hanger
  • hay — hey
  • hays — haze
  • he’d — heed
  • he’ll — heal — heel
  • hear — here
  • heard — herd
  • heart — hart
  • heroin — heroine
  • hertz — hurts
  • hew — hue
  • hey — hay
  • hi — high
  • higher — hire
  • him — hymn
  • hire — higher
  • ho — hoe
  • hoard — horde
  • hoarse — horse
  • hoe — ho
  • hoes — hose
  • hole — whole
  • holed — hold
  • hour — our
  • hue — hugh — hew
  • humerus — humorous
  • hurts — hertz
  • hymn — him
  • I — eye
  • I’ll — aisle — isle
  • idle — idol — idyll
  • illicit — elicit
  • illusion — allusion
  • illusive — allusive — elusive
  • incite — insight
  • innocence — innocents
  • jam — jamb
  • jean — gene
  • jell — gel
  • jibe — gibe
  • carat — carrot
  • kernel — colonel
  • knap — nap
  • knave — nave
  • kneed — need
  • lacks — lax
  • ladder — latter
  • lade — laid
  • lain — lane
  • lays — laze — leis
  • lea — lee
  • leach — leech
  • lead — led
  • leak — leek
  • lean — lien
  • leased — least
  • one — won
  • owe — oh
  • padded — patted
  • reed — read
  • reek — wreak
  • reel — real
  • soled — sold
  • some — sum
  • son — sun
  • tied — tide
  • tier — tear
  • veil — vale
  • vice — vise
  • vile — vial
  • wader — waiter

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Sheetal
Sheetal
11 months ago

It should be provided with meanings..

sekarsuppiah
sekarsuppiah
26 days ago
Reply to  Sheetal

you are correct

sekarsuppiah
sekarsuppiah
26 days ago

GOOD I love it ❤

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