Homophones from this section:
If you confuse these words the computer spellchecker will not spot your mistake - so it is especially important to learn them.
1) group of musicians
2) strip of material to go round
banned - past tense of ban
1) The band played the latest hits.
2) Her ring was a band of gold
She has been banned from driving
|tax - payment
tacks - small nails
|There is a tax on petrol (US: gas)
Use tacks to fix the picture frame.
1) small knock
2) kind of rock music
wrap - cover all round
(See Unit 24 for more on silent letters)
1) There was a rap on the door.
2) The rap singer sold a million CDs.
Wrap the gift in gold paper.
|manner - way, behaviour
manor - large country house
|He had a very polite manner.
The manor is now open to the public.
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Spelling the short vowel sound /ĕ/