Coleman 2011. Homonyms Week 7. What is a homonym?. Words that are spelled the same but pronounced differently OR Words that are pronounced the same but spelled differently. BY the way, I would like to BUY you coffee before we say goodBYE . Use BY as a preposition meaning “near”.
* I live by my best friend.
* The Bears had a bye last week.
* I said goodbye to my visitors.
I need to buy new pencils.
Memory Trick: If you can substitute the words “It is” for IT’S, you use the spelling WITH the apostrophe.
These are not homonyms because they are not pronounced or spelled the same, but they are commonly confused words.
Memory Trick: LOOSE has two O’s, just like GOOSE.
Memory Tip: A MAID can AID you with your housework. Replace the K in “make” with a D to get MADE.